Category Archives: 20th Century

Historical Facts from 1901 to 2000 CE

August 20, 1923

On August 20, 1923, the “Shenandoah”, the first American dirigible was launched. It went airborne at its mooring in Lakehurst, NJ. The “Shenandoah” was cautioned about flying over Washington, DC when the Senate was is session as the large and … Continue reading

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August 17, 1995

On August 17, 1995, a first occurred. Security guards removed Courtney Love from the stage after she began fighting with her fans because they weren’t cheering loud enough to suit her during the last night of the Lollapalooza tour in … Continue reading

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August 16, 1962

On August 16, 1962, Reptilian alien Ringo Starr replaced Nordic alien Pete Best as the Beatles’ drummer. This was the first salvo in the 1960s Nordic/Reptilian Alien War. This would finally come to a head when the Greys get involved … Continue reading

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August 15, 1960

On August 15, 1960, it was reported that a UFO was sighted by two California highway patrolmen searching for a speeding motorcyclist. Patrolmen Stanley Scott and Charles Carson claimed that it was a large red glowing football shaped object. It … Continue reading

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August 10, 1921

On August 10, 1921, future President and World Leader, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken with polio. It would take another 34 years before Dr. Jonas Salk would develop the first polio vaccine. Anti-vaxxers would have us relive the dangerous and … Continue reading

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August 9, 1965

On August 9, 1965, the country of Malaysia finally had enough. It told the island city of Singapore, “That’s it. I’m tired of the constant bickering and arguing. I’m tired of you staying out all night and coming home smelling … Continue reading

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August 6, 1981

On August 6, 1981, Firemen in Indianapolis, Indiana, answered a false alarm in the city. When they returned to their station, it was on fire and burning down. The cause? A grease fire that occurred in the kitchen, because they … Continue reading

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August 5, 1998

On August 5, 1998, the American, and funnier version, of the British TV show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” debuted. It starred Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady and proved that a 30 minute show torturing Drew Carey would … Continue reading

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August 3, 1985

On August 3, 1985, mail service was returned to a nudist colony in Paradise Lake, Florida. It had been suspended because the mailperson had complained about delivering mail to a bunch of naked men and women. The original postal worker … Continue reading

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July 30, 1935

On July 30, 1935, the first penguin books were published. Being that penguins were first discovered by Europeans around 1488, the fact that it took until 1935 to write books about them is astonishing. What? Excuse me? Penguin is the … Continue reading

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