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November 25, 1970

On November 25, 1970, author Yukio Mishima and a compatriot committed seppuku (a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment) after their unsuccessful coup attempt to take over Japan. Exactly 50 years later in America, when unelected President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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November 20, 1983

On November 20, 1983, an estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie “The Day After”. This movie depicted the outbreak and some of the consequences of nuclear war. Forty-two year old Wyoming Congressman, Dick Cheney, was watching that … Continue reading

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November 19, 1969

On November 19, 1969, Apollo 12’s astronauts, Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, made mankind’s second landing on the Moon. It really happened contrary to what idiot flat-earthers believe. Why did America go back so fast after the first landing on … Continue reading

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November 18, 1883

On November 18, 1883, American and Canadian railroads, with the cooperation of their federal governments, instituted five standard continental time zones, which ended the confusion of thousands of separate local times. That’s right, in the United States and Canada, cities … Continue reading

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October 17, 1871

On October 17, 1871, US President Ulysses S. Grant suspended habeas corpus in parts of South Carolina during the prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan. Many ignorant people of that time, and also 130 years later, complained and said that … Continue reading

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October 12, 1859

On October 12, 1859, the self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States, Emperor Norton, issued an edict from his home in San Francisco that abolished the US Congress. One hundred and sixty years later, US President Donald Trump learned of Emperor … Continue reading

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October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020, is National Nanotechnology Day in the United States. If Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and the digital representation of Steve Jobs all see their shadows, the microships embedded in the American population through the vaccination program will notify … Continue reading

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October 6, 1893

On October 6, 1893, Nabisco Foods invented Cream of Wheat. There are some people who prefer Cream of Wheat over oatmeal or even grits. Those people are wrong. Just wrong.

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August 16, 1858

On August 16, 1858, telegraphed messages were sent over the newly laid trans-Atlantic cable between Britain’s Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan. The first messages were the usual, flowery prose between 19th Century… Continue reading

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August 12, 1955

On August 12, 1955, US President Eisenhower raised the minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour. Contrary to the voices of the John Birch Society and other conservative Republican leaders, this raising of the minimum wage did not… Continue reading

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