Author Archives: Joel Byers

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.

April 8, 1513

On April 8, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed at what is now called St. Augustine, Florida and claimed all of Florida for Spain. How’d he do this you ask? He stood on the land, planted a flag … Continue reading

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April 7, 1988

On April 7, 1988, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, thirteen white supremacists were acquitted on charges of plotting to overthrow the US government. These weren’t good men, or moral men. They had murdered other people. They even killed one man because … Continue reading

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April 6, 1973

On April 6, 1973, a sign of the Tribulation was noted. Matthew 24:21 reads, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor never shall be”. And Mark … Continue reading

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April 5, 33 CE

On April 5, 33 CE, the first zombie apocalypse was purported to have occurred in Jerusalem. On this date the Bible states in Matthew 27:51-53, that there was an earthquake that woke the dead and they rose up and walked … Continue reading

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April 4, 1948

On April 4, 1948, 84-year-old Connie Mack got damned tired of hearing about 78-year-old Clark Griffith’s ancient athletic exploits and how good he used to be and challenged him to a foot race. Connie Mack, a former professional baseball player … Continue reading

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April 3, 1967

On April 3, 1967, the US State Department reported that Hanoi and Communist Vietnam might be brainwashing American prisoners. American advertising agencies and cigarette companies immediately contacted the Viet Cong clandestinely, and offered to have a sit-down and discuss the … Continue reading

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April 2, 2014

On April 2, 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled that political candidates were a commodity that could be bought and sold just like hog belly futures. They ruled that it was unconstitutional to place restrictions on the total amount of … Continue reading

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April 1, 2020

Breaking news! On April 1, 2020, the University of Farmington, Farmington, Michigan announced that it had achieved a significant breakthrough in producing a more meat-like meat substitute. The University of Farmington’s Department of Biology and Chemical Science lead by Professors … Continue reading

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March 31, 2000

On March 31, 2000 the apocalyptic Catholic cult, “The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God of Uganda cashed in all their chips. The cult leaders (Credonia Mwerinde, Joseph Kibweteere, Joseph Kasapurari, John Kamagara, and Dominic Kataribabo) … Continue reading

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March 30, 988

On March 30, 988 CE, Baldwin IV with the Beard, became the Count of Flanders when he succeeded his father, Amulf II. Did Baldwin do anything truly noteworthy? No. But he also didn’t really screw anything up, which can be … Continue reading

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