Monthly Archives: August 2019

August 31, 1888

On August 31, 1888, the police of London, England found the body of Mary Ann Nichols, the first confirmed kill of Jack the Ripper. The world’s current fascination with serial killers was born this day. Close Bookmark and Share This Page … Continue reading

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August 30, 2017

On August 30, 2017, per late author Terry Pratchett’s will, his computer that contained all of his unfinished works was destroyed by steamroller. His fans worldwide were saddened to learn that they would never know what other stories he had … Continue reading

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August 29, 1991

On August 29, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party. Four months later, the Soviet Union would cease being the Soviet Union and revert back to calling itself Russia. It has … Continue reading

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August 28, 2004

On August 28, 2004, senior citizen, George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel. When asked why he did it, he said that his wife Ethel had recently retired and was finding way too … Continue reading

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August 27, 410

On August 27, 410 CE, the Visigoths finally ended their sacking of Rome. When questioned, most of the barbarians said that a good sacking of a world-class city is like a bunch of fish. After three days, it just begins … Continue reading

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August 26, 1952

On August 26, 1952, the city of San Francisco began fluoridating their water. Senator Joseph McCarthy railed against it, as he said it was a Communist Plot to turn Americans into cross-dressing homosexuals. J. Edgar Hoover, the Head of the … Continue reading

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August 25, 1718

On August 25, 1718, France deposited hundreds of colonists in Louisiana. Some even settled in present-day, New Orleans. The colonists in New Orleans immediately began showing their boobs to strangers for beads. This didn’t really catch on with the tourists … Continue reading

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August 24, 1751

On August 24, 1751, Englishman Thomas Colley was executed for drowning a witch. Colley was one of the leaders of a mob that seized an elderly couple, John and Ruth Osborne, from a workhouse in Tring, Hertfordshire and accused them … Continue reading

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August 23, 1858

On August 23, 1858, the play “Ten Nights in a Barroom” opened at the National Theater in New York City. It told the story of Sam, an ex-cricket player from Ireland who bought the bar and renamed it “What’s It … Continue reading

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August 22, 1990

On August 22, 1990, angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. Unlike other protests, there wasn’t much marching or shouting of slogans. Just a bunch of wheezing, coughing and sullen people standing around not … Continue reading

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