Monthly Archives: August 2020

August 5, 1861

On August 5, 1861, the US Army abolished flogging. It was said by many of the older officers, who weren’t subjected to flogging as a punishment anyway, that removing the threat of the lash would allow the common soldier to … Continue reading

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August 4, 1954

On August 4, 1954, the ‘Uranium Rush’ began in Saskatchewan, Canada. Miners flocked to the area to try their hands at finding the valuable ore. A Uranium Rush is very similar to a Gold Rush, but with more nausea and … Continue reading

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August 3, 1943

On August 3, 1943, while visiting a military hospital tent during World War II, Lt. General George S. Patton encountered a soldier with no visible injuries. The soldier, 18-year-old Pvt. Charles H. Kuhl, had been tentatively diagnosed with psychoneurosis. When … Continue reading

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August 2, 1100

On August 2, 1100 CE, King William II of England went hunting with his buddies. Remember, during this time, hunters weren’t required to wear bright orange vests and like the redneck white-trash the nobility was, they were drinking heavily. King … Continue reading

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August 1, 1960

On August 1, 1960, Islamabad was declared as the capital city of the government of Pakistan. Islamagood was never even considered. Bud-a-bump-bump. I’m here all week folks and tip your waitresses.

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