Monthly Archives: October 2019

October 20, 1967

On October 20, 1967, Peeping Toms, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlim, took a felonious video of a very hairy, and very ugly, Sasquatchian Bigfootacus at Bluff Creek in Northern California without its permission. The cryptid that was videoed, who to … Continue reading

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October 19, 1983

On October 19, 1983, the US Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. President Ronald Reagan at first threatened to veto the bill, because he said the public opinion about Martin Luther … Continue reading

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October 18, 1929

On October 18, 1929, The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that women were to be considered as persons under the law in Canada, whether they wanted to be or not. Sasquatches, Wendigos, and abominable snowmen who should have … Continue reading

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October 17, 1814

On October 17, 1814, the unthinkable happened in the London parish of St. Giles. A brewery tank ruptured and flooded the parish with 140,000 gallons of beer. Hundreds were injured and nine people drowned. The drowned included three Irishmen and … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On October 16, 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Board members were angry that highly educated and intelligent scientists would insist that magic was not real and that miracles did not occur. That the world was … Continue reading

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October 15, 1984

On October 15, 1984, the Freedom of Information Act was made into law in the United States for Federal Agencies. Even though the Act says ‘free’, the Federal Agencies were allowed to charge $.15 per page for standard-size paper, $6 … Continue reading

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October 14, 1862

On October 14, 1862, Brooklyn baseball player James Creighton did something that has not been repeated since. While playing against the Morrisania team he swung viciously at a pitch and hit a homerun. Because of how hard he swung, he … Continue reading

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October 13, 1967

On October 13, 1967, the brand, spanking new American Basketball Association played its first game in direct competition with the old, stodgy National Basketball League. Afros and goatees were allowed, even for the white players. To be fair, there were … Continue reading

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October 12, 1853

On October 12, 1853, Boxer John Morrisey won the world heavyweight title under unusual circumstances. After the 36th round, his foe, Yankee Sullivan voluntarily left the ring, thereby forfeiting the match. Why did he leave the ring? To go and … Continue reading

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October 11, 1983

On October 11, 1983, technology caught up with Bryant Pond, Maine. On this date, the last of the hand-cranked telephones in the United States went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond were switched to direct-dial. To … Continue reading

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