Sunday, October 9, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 9


On this day in 768, Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks.

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On this day in 1446, the hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

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On this day in 1514, Louis XII of France maries England's Mary Tudor. The sex is incredible.

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On this day in 1604, Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to happen in the visible Milky Way, is observed.

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On this day in 1635, Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for complaining about civic powers being used to punish religious dissidents and confiscate Indian land. With the help of native Americans, he establishes a colony of his own: Rhode Island. Think about that for a minute... this guy was too liberal for Massachusetts! It boggles the frickin' mind!

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On this day in 1701, the Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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On this day in 1888, the very Freemason-friendly Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.

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On this day in 1911, an accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire. Interesting, how such a thing can happen...

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Heralding the arrival of two of the most despised social trends in living memory, one man in a moving automobile telephones another man in an airborne plane for the first time ever on this day in the year 1947.

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On this day in 1967, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara is executed by CIA-trained soldiers in the jungles of Bolivia, much to the delight of apolitical t-shirt vendors throughout the pseudo-civilized world.

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On this day in 1969, in Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the Chicago Eight that began on September 24.

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On this day in 1980, Pope John Paul II shakes hands with the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.

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On this day in 1989, an official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.

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On this day in 1999, artists such as the Eurythmics, George Michael, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Bono take part in NetAid, an event to raise money for global poverty. NetAid took place live on the internet and at concerts in London, New York and Geneva. It was a pathetic failure which, due to the structuring of the financing, actually increased Third World poverty by nearly 47 percent.

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On this day in 2001, the second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

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On this day in 2006, North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

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