Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 1992

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1992, Georgia joined the United Nations. Then Governor Zell Miller showed up wearing a gigantus cowboy hat, bushy fake red eyebrows, a monstrously large red mustache, and two six-shooters strapped to his waist and … Continue reading

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July 30, 1419

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1419, Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of the executed dictionary reformer, Jan Hus, stormed into Prague and threw all seven members of the Catholic Dictionary Council out the window of the Council House, killing most from … Continue reading

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July 29, 1951/1961/1966/1978/1994/2020

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1951, Bob Dylan was injured in a red-wagon accident when he drove it off a cliff. His stuff pet tiger was uninjured. On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1953 Bob Dylan was injured in … Continue reading

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July 28, 1996

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1996 – Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, was discovered near Kennewick, Washington. He was found in the remains of a prehistoric car that appeared to be foot-pedaled and that had ancient … Continue reading

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July 27, 1999

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY on July 27th, 1999, the Space Shuttle Discovery landed at the Kennedy Space Center and made history as this was the first Space Shuttle mission with a woman commander, Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins. Immediately … Continue reading

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July 26, 1875

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1875, the legend of “Black Bart” the Verse Slinging Bandit began. Old ‘Black Bart’ aka Charles E. Bowles spent years robbing Wells Fargo Stage coaches. The story is, one night in 1874 at an … Continue reading

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July 25, 1946

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1946, the U.S. detonated an underwater atomic bomb at the Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific and on the same day the first bikini bathing suit was displayed on a live model at a … Continue reading

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July 24, 1977

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1977 the Libyan-Egyptian Four Day War came to an sputtering end. The War started because Libyan leader Mommar Gaddafi was jealous that all the hot Israeli chicks were hanging out in Cairo with Anwar … Continue reading

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July 23, 1992

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1992, Abkhazia declared independence from Georgia and became a disputed free state. On August 1, 1992, the mayors of Toccoa, Dublin, and Columbus, Georgia wrote a letter to inform the Georgian governor, Zell Miller, … Continue reading

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July 22, 1962

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1962, NASA officially announced that the Mariner 1 spacecraft flew erratically several minutes after launch and had to be destroyed. Unofficially, Simon Beauchamp, one of the systems analysts that was on duty was later … Continue reading

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