September 5, 1900

On This Date in in 1900 France proclaimed a protectorate over Chad. Chad Rochambeau, a seventh grader at St. Mary Mother of God’s School For Secondary Education located in Baton Rouge, LA, thought France meant him. On September 6th, he started a fight with the much larger and burly Edwin Toullouse, a fellow seventh grader who’d been stealing his lunch. Also on September 6th, the thoroughly beaten (and lunchless) unconscious body of Chad Rochambeau was taken to the Mother Superior of the school where she explained that there was a country in Africa ‘named’ Chad and that France was going to be protecting it, not an idiot 13 year boy in Baton Rouge.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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