Monday, December 12, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 12


On this day in 1098, Crusaders breach the town of Ma'arrat al-Numan's walls and massacre about 20,000 inhabitants. After finding themselves with insufficient food, they resort to cannibalism.

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On this day in 1408, the Order of the Dragon a monarchical chivalric order is created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary.

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On this day in 1900, Lift Every Voice and Sing - the Black National Anthem - is composed. It's a beautiful song.

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On this day in 1917, Michael Jackson's most favorite place in the whole wide world - Boys Town! - is founded by Father Flanagan, just outside Omaha, Nebraska. Also on this day in 1917, the worst train disaster ever occurs in Modane, France, when a train goes off the rails just before entering the Mount Cenis tunnel. An incredible five hundred and forty-three soldiers perish in the crash and ensuing blaze.

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On this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery

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On this day in 1957, Rock and Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis manages to break two taboos (at least!) in one fell swoop when he marries his 13 year old cousin Myra Gale Brown while still married to his first wife, Jane Mitcham.

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On this day in 1959, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established, then ignored.

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On this day in 1969, the Piazza Fontana bombing takes place when the offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed as part of Gladio and the Strategy of Tension.

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On this day in 1979, South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.

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On this day in the year 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States of America delivers their most ridiculous, indefensible decision since Dred Scott. Click HERE for scads of information about the transparently partisan BUSH vs. GORE decision - among other things - then click HERE for Vincent Bugliosi's blistering, eloquent essay, None Dare Call it Treason, which painstakingly and exactingly dissects the decision, concluding that five Republican-appointed Justices committed "the unpardonable sin of being a knowing surrogate for the Republican Party instead of being an impartial arbiter of the law." That's why some of us now refer to Rehnquist, Scalia, Kennedy, O'Connor and Thomas as the December Criminals. Okay, so only yer old pal Jerky calls them that. It's still an apt moniker for those treasonous suckers of Satan's cock.

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