Category Archives: 20th Century

Historical Facts from 1901 to 2000 CE

October 20, 1982

On October 20, 1982, Billy Martin was fired as the manager/head coach of the Oakland A’s. Sports writers commented that Mr. Martin had now been fired six times as the manager by five different baseball teams. They remarked that it … Continue reading

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October 18, 2000

On October 18, 2000, lead singer Zach de la Rocha announced that he was leaving the band “Rage Against the Machine”. When asked why, it was reported that he said, “Since I turned 30 this year, I just don’t feel … Continue reading

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October 16, 1987

On October 16, 1987, toddler Jessica McClure was rescued from an abandoned well she had fallen into in Midland, Texas. The little girl had been trapped for 58 hours. When Lassie was contacted and asked why she didn’t help, all … Continue reading

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October 15, 1991

On October 15, 1991, astronomers and scientists detected an astonishing event at the Fly’s Eye camera at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. They detected the “Oh-My-God” particle, which was an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray and at the time was the … Continue reading

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October 14, 1982

On October 14, 1982, US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed a “War on Drugs”. He pushed the narrative that harsher prison sentences would decrease the usage of illegal drugs in America. He and his fellow Republicans also pushed removing the safety … Continue reading

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October 11, 1975

On October 11, 1975, Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were married in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Thicc, almost pretty women throughout Arkansas put down their Malboros and shot-gunned a Pabst Blue Ribbon in acknowledgement of the one that got away. For at … Continue reading

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October 8, 1996

On October 8, 1996, Pope John Paul II underwent a successful operation to remove his inflamed appendix. The ‘laying on of hands’ and prayer didn’t work, so Johnny Boy had to rely upon medical science to save his life. Good … Continue reading

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October 1, 1957

On October 1, 1957, the first appearance of “In God We Trust” first appeared on paper currency in the United States. From deep beneath his place of rest underneath the Pentagon, Cthulhu was pleased. Jehovah sent him an angel-fax that … Continue reading

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September 30, 1960

On September 30, 1960, on Howdy Doody’s (the evil Ron Howard impersonating puppet’s) last show, Clarabelle the Clown finally talked and said, “Ph’nglui mglw’naf’h Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagen. Goodbye Kids.”

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September 28, 1928

On September 28, 1928, scientist Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory. He later named it Steve, but when he found out other scientists had already named their pet bacteria Steve, Stephen, Stephon, Stevie, and Steffan, he … Continue reading

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