Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 25


On this day in 1881, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

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On this day in 1890, Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

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On this day in 1919 the League of Nations is founded.

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On this day in 1924, the 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the first ever Winter Olympic Games.

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On this day in 1947, Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.

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On this day in 1971, Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

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On this day in 1971, Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

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On this day in 1981, Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.

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On this day in 1993, five people are shot outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.

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On this day in 1995, Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.

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On this day in 1996, Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.

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On this day in 1998, during a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country. Meanwhile, in the States, everybody loses their goddamn minds over a blowjob.

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On this day in 2005, a stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.

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On this day in 2011, the first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

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