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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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July 31, 768

On July 31, 768 the shortest tenure of any Pope or Pope hopeful actually happened. On July 31, 768 when Constantine II was forced off the papal seat, Philip, a monk at the monastery of St. Vito was quickly installed … Continue reading

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July 30

On July 30, 1956, the US Congress adopted “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. Jehovah, Odin, Buddha, Zeus, The Giant Flying Spaghetti Monster, Cthulhu, and Cold Hard Cash all were at first happy and … Continue reading

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July 29, 1968

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI reaffirmed that the Roman Catholic Church forbid its members to use artificial methods of birth control. He also reminded everyone that masturbation and the various forms of sodomy were still sins and could … Continue reading

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July 28, 1917

On July 28, 1917, James Weldon Johnson organized the “Silent Parade” in New York City to protest the murder, lynching, and physical violence against African-Americans in the United States. 10,000 African-Americans marched silently down 5th Avenue to protest the acts … Continue reading

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July 27, 1377

On July 27, 1377, the first example of a quarantine occurred in the city of Rugusa, which is now Dubroknik, Croatia. The city council passed a law that required newcomers from plague areas to isolate for 30 days, and then … Continue reading

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July 26, 1917

On July 26, 1917, the 22-year old J. Edgar Hoover was hired by the US Department of Justice, the forerunner of the FBI. It should be noted that Hoover did not sleep his way to the top position in the … Continue reading

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