Archive | July, 2010

Today in 2010

31 Jul

Loyal TIH follower and Renaissance Man Dan Shapiro turns 21. I am with him right now, so it’s going to be awkward when he reads this.

SIDE NOTE ABOUT WIZARDS: Harry Potter was also born today, and if you know me, you know how much it means that Dan is today’s fact and not The Boy Who Lived.

Today in 1866

30 Jul

New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150. Asses kicking asses’ asses.

SIDE NOTE ABOUT MURDER: Murder is never funny.

Today in 1907

29 Jul

Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England. Literally forms them. Out of clay.

SIDE NOTE ABOUT PICTURES: There will be a brief photo hiatus for the next five days while I am without internet. Visual stimulation will resume on August 2nd.

Today in 1933

28 Jul

First singing telegram delivered in New York City. It wasn’t planned, but the delivery boy just couldn’t fight the music.

You try to deliver this without bursting into song.

Today in 1054

27 Jul

Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland, who usurped the Scottish throne from Malcolm’s father, King Duncan. It was pretty easy; Macbeth just told King Duncan to get out of his damned spot.

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE.

Today in 1953

26 Jul

Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, arresting 394 Mormon polygamists and their children. That’ll teach you to love and honor more than one life partner!

Gotta catch 'em all!

Today in 1978

25 Jul

Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby,” is born. They were trying to make a milkshake, but they added too much sperm.

And just enough mint chocolate chip!