Thursday, April 6, 2017

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR APRIL 6


On this day in 648 B.C., a total solar eclipse plunges Greece into mid-day darkness. It is the first total solar eclipse to be historically documented. BOOYAKASHA!

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On this day in 1250, during the Seventh Crusade, the Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.

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On this day in 1808, Illuminati bloodline vampire John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.

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On this day in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette or Manchester, New York. Thirty years later to the day, on this day in 1860, the "Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" - later renamed Community of Christ - is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois. Thirty three years later to the day, on this day in 1893, the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.

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On this day in 1869, celluloid is patented, making the mass success of photography and cinema possible.

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On this day in 1909, Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.

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On this day in 1930, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire," beginning the Salt Satyagraha. Also on this day, bakery executive James Dewar invents the Twinkie. Rampant obesity and the lamest legal defense ever ensue.

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On this day in 1965, the Early Bird communications satellite is launched. It is the first such satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.

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On this day in 1974, Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 with the song "Waterloo", launching their international career.

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What could be more humiliating than being a penniless, washed up, 23-year-old former child star from a show that sucked, anyway? How about being penniless, washed up, 23-year-old child star who gets caught breaking into a drugstore in the middle of the night in a desperate bid to score those painkillers to which he first became addicted as a hard-partying, overpaid teen? That's what happened to former Eight is Enough star Adam Rich on this day in 1991.

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On this day in 1994, the Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

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On this day in 2005, Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.

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On this day in 2011, in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 bodies are exhumed from several mass graves made by Los Zetas drugs/occult gang/cult.

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