Tag Archives: Russia

September 19, 1959

On September 19, 1959 Nikita Khrushchev was denied entry to Disneyland when his unrelenting stalking of Clarabelle Cow came to light. Ms. Clarabelle Cow said she just didn’t feel safe if Little Nikita was allowed within 500 yards of her … Continue reading

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September 9, 1913

On September 9, 1913, Russian pilot Pyotr Nesterov did something no other pilot had ever done before. He flew his Nieuport IV monoplane into a loop. Why? Because he was Russian and said he could. There may have been vodka … Continue reading

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August 6, 1675

On August 6, 1675, Russian Tsar Alexis was getting irritated with his Russian boyars. The boyars were the old Russian aristocrats. They were starting to adopt the latest customs from the bourgeois Polish and German foreign ministers. Those Poles and … Continue reading

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July 19, 1908

On July 19, 1912, the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona experienced a frightening astronomical event. A 420 pound meteorite exploded above the town and rained 16,000 pieces of debris all over it. The people of the town… Continue reading

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July 8, 1709

On July 8, 1709, Peter I of Russia defeated Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. This effectively sent Sweden to the B-Team as a mover and shaker in Europe’s power struggles. The Swedes, while not very happy with the… Continue reading

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June 29, 1914

On June 29, 1914, Jina Guseva attempted to assassinate the most evil man in Russia. That’s right, she stabbed and tried to kill Grigori Rasputin in his home town of Pokrovskove, Siberia. Rasputin was visiting his wife and… Continue reading

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June 26, 1718

On June 26, 1718, Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, died under mysterious circumstances after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him. The only mystery was why he didn’t… Continue reading

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June 18, 1998

On June 18, 1998, the newspaper, “The Boston Globe” asked Patricia Smith to resign after she admitted to inventing people and quotes in four of her recent columns. She did resign in disgrace. Damn. If she had just held out for… 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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January 31, 1929

On January 31, 1929, Joseph Stalin had Leon Trotsky exiled from the USSR. Apparently, Leon, one of the original band members of Lenin’s group was too popular with the common Russian people and Iron Joe did not like to share … Continue reading

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