Monthly Archives: January 2021

January 15, 2011

On January 15, 2011, police in Titusville, Florida got a tip that helped them solve an arson at a home on North Dixie Avenue. While sifting through the wreckage of the burned home, they found a suspicious latex glove and … Continue reading

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January 14, 2019

On January 14, 2019, 30-year-old Bryan Duane Stewart of Milton, Florida became upset with his neighbors and threatened to “kill’em with kindness.” Kindness was Stewart’s machete. Stewart and his machete, Kindness, were subsequently subdued by sheriff deputies with a Taser … Continue reading

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January 13, 1547

On January 13, 1547, the Earl of Surrey, Henry Howard was sentenced to death by Henry VIII of England. What got Henry Howard’s neck shortened? He added the arms of King Edward the Confessor to his coat of arms and … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. The United States, Great Britain and Russia did not sign the accord. Russia said that technically if you combine bear DNA with human DNA, you weren’t actually cloning … Continue reading

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January 11, 1964

On January 11, 1964, after threats of lawsuits from the Tobacco Industry, US Surgeon General Luther Terry went ahead and issued the warning that smoking may be hazardous to a person’s health. He stated that smokers might get cancer and … Continue reading

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January 10, 1967

On January 10, 1967, Lester “Axe Handle” Maddox was inaugurated as the Governor of Georgia. I would like to say he was the last racist governor elected in Georgia, but I can’t. Sonny “Good Ol’ Boy” Perdue was elected in … Continue reading

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January 9, 1958

On January 9, 1958, NCAA Division I basketball team Cincinnati played Seton Hall and won the game 118 to 54. A point of interest has to be noted, future NBA Hall of Famer, Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati scored 56 points. … Continue reading

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January 8, 1998

On January 8, 1998, scientists announced that they had discovered that the galaxies were accelerating and moving apart. This was a huge announcement in the scientific community, as scientists, prior to this, believed that the mass and gravity of the … Continue reading

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January 7, 1998

On January 7, 1998, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signed an affidavit denying she had an affair with US President Bill Clinton, thereby cementing her status as ‘side piece’ of the decade. Camilla Parker-Bowles demanded a recount, but lost … Continue reading

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January 6, 1681

On January 6, 1681, the 2nd Duke of Albemarle of Britain, Christopher Monck, put on the first recorded boxing match in history. He ‘convinced’ his butler and his butcher to fight. It did take the promise and actual payment of … Continue reading

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