Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Alaska Day, don'tcha know.

Alaska Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska, observed on October 18.

It is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States which took place at a flag-raising ceremony at Fort Sitka on October 18, 1867.

Grapholagnia: noun. the urge to look at pornography. Ferd thought he had his grapholagnia under control but he fell into a dead faint when passing the the local peep show; there, plastered in the window, was every issue of 'Hot File Clerks in Tubs of Pudding".

Today in History:
October 18, 1767 -
The border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was settled. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.

Bad confederates, bad.

October 18,1898 -
The United States took control of Puerto Rico one year after Spain had granted self-rule to the Caribbean nation. Since1917, people born in Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens. So class, that makes all Puerto Ricans - U.S. citizens.

We don't need green cards and we don't need to register. You can't imagine how many assholes have asked me over the years when did my grandparents become U.S. citizens. OK, I'll get off my soap box and stop foaming at the mouth.

October 18, 1931 -
Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most prolific inventors in history, forgot to file a patent on avoiding death so he died in West Orange, N.J., at the age of 84.

Bad Grim Reaper, bad.

October 18, 1945 -
The USSR's nuclear program receives plans for America's plutonium bomb, courtesy of secret agent Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Bad spy, bad spy.

October 18, 1959 -
The Soviet Union announced an unmanned space vehicle had taken the first pictures of the far side of the moon.

Remember kids, there is no dark side of the moon - it's all dark.

October 18, 1968 -
A police with the helpof two sniffer dogs, named Yogi and Boo-Boo, raid the apartment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and finds a very small amount of pot. The couple is fined £150 .

Bad Beatle, bad Beatle.

October 18, 1974 -
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, based loosely on Ed Gein's story opens in theatres. At the time of release, the film was so strongly criticized for its content that it was eventually banned in various countries around the world, including Australia and the United Kingdom.

Bad psycho killer, bad psycho killer.

October 18, 1974 -
The jury in the Watergate cover-up trial heard a tape recording in which U.S. President Richard Nixon told aide John Dean to try to stop the Watergate burglary investigation before it implicated White House personnel.

Bad Dick, bad.

October 18, 1984 -
U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered an investigation of a CIA handbook for Nicaraguan rebels that suggested assassination as a political tactic.

Bad - oh forget it, he's dead.

And so it goes

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