Pete gets old...
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Wed Aug 18 22:44:30 CDT 2004
Humorous take on "Today in History." Good thing Pete got over this. ;)
Thursday, August 19, 2004
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Today in History
One Year Ago Today: In a nationally televised performance that astounds more
than 38 million viewers, magician David Copperfield makes all the
justifications for the Iraqi war completely disappear.
1996: Though lacking a populace, borders or a standing army, Internet
start-up eCountry is named "most powerful nation on Earth."
1985: In a triumph of brand marketing, rocker John Cougar somehow decides
that Mellencamp is a cooler rock star name than Cougar.
1982: Pete Townshend gets old before he dies.
1974: Toledo, Ohio, man keeps pushing it. Gets his ass kicked.
1968: In a move that embitters the nation, actress Jane Fonda travels to
Vietnam and divulges American secrets of "layering" hair to Viet Cong hosts.
1957: New York National Guard mobilized when interior of suburban tract home
in Scarsdale painted something other than Navajo White.
1945: More than 70,000 residents of Nagasaki are lost to atomic warfare when
inscrutable Japanese obstinately refuse to adopt simple "duck and cover"
1938: A panicked citizenry lights up the nation's switchboards when Orson
Welles performs the fictional A Town Where Negroes Vote during the popular
Mercury Theater of the Air.
1933: Appearing before the Reichstag, Hitler blames "filthy and subhuman
Lutherans" for Germany's humiliating economic woes in a fiery speech that
will undergo extensive revision in the months to come.
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