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June 4, 1850

On June 4, 1850, self-deodorizing fertilizer was patented in England. So it no longer smelled like poo. It smelled like fancy poo. Americans and Australians immediately rejected the idea of fancy smelling poo. It was just too… Continue reading

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June 2, 1899

On June 2, 1899, Black Americans observed a day of fasting to protest against lynching. One hundred and twenty-one years later, black Americans are still protesting the sanctioned killings of unarmed black Americans. Continue reading

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May 10, 1933

On May 10, 1933, the ruling Nazi Party staged massive book burnings all throughout Germany. What kind of books did they burn? The books of traitors, emigrants and authors from foreign countries who the Germans thought were attacking the New … Continue reading

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March 2, 1917

On March 2, 1917, the citizens of the American Territory of Puerto Rico were granted US citizenship with the enactment of the Jones Act. This means for the last 100 years, Puerto Ricans have been American citizens with all the … Continue reading

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February 10, 2009

On February 10, 2009, two communication satellites collided over Siberia. The American Iridium 33 was in its assigned lane driving the speed limit, when the derelict Russian Kosmos-2251 came barreling over the horizon. It tried to pass on the right … Continue reading

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November 29, 1961

On November 29, 1961, Enos, an American chimpanzee was launched into space by NASA. He was the third hominid and first chimpanzee to achieve Earth orbit. The first two hominids were Soviet astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. The Americans … Continue reading

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September 15, 1775

On September 15, 1775, an early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after capturing Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white words “Send Nudez” spelled on it. This was … Continue reading

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August 26, 1952

On August 26, 1952, the city of San Francisco began fluoridating their water. Senator Joseph McCarthy railed against it, as he said it was a Communist Plot to turn Americans into cross-dressing homosexuals. J. Edgar Hoover, the Head of the … Continue reading

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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 18, 1587

On August 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child born on American soil of English parents, thereby becoming the first anchor baby in American history.

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