Happy Birthday Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor
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Today in History -
December 8, 1793 -
Mme. du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, did not go quietly to that good death. On the way to the guillotine she continually collapsed in the tumbrel and cried "You are going to hurt me! Why?!" She became quite hysterical during her execution: "She screamed, she begged mercy of the horrible crowd that stood around the scaffold, she aroused them to such a point that the executioner grew anxious and hastened to complete his task."
Her last words to the executioner: "Encore un moment, monsieur le bourreau, un petit moment," ("One moment more, executioner, one little moment") were her most famous. How insensitive of her to be such a pain.
December 8, 1854 -
Pius IX promulgates the doctrine of Immaculate Conception - the Virgin Mary is free from original sin (and not the other thing some of you think). Later, she achieves permanent fame when despite of her marriage, she gets knocked up by God.
December 8, 1961 -
Skanky conservative columnist Ann Coulter, was spawned on this day remember the movie, V). Among some of the bright spots in her carreer, She was fired from a spot as a commentator on MSNBC when she told a disabled Vietnam veteran, "People like you caused us to lose that war." She later said that she hadn't realized he was disabled. After September 11, 2001, she lost her column on the National Review website when she wrote a column that said of muslims, "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
December 8, 1963 -
I'm sorry, Dad
Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Nevada. After Frank Sinatra paid the $240,000.00 random, Jr. was set free a few days later. It has always been speculated that Sinatra, Jr. cooperated with his abductors in their plot.
Frank Sr. was not happy. As punishment Frank Jr. was forced to become a fat, dumpy, bald head guy who had to conduct the big band for Frank Sr. and all was well.
December 8, 1980 -
Beatle John Lennon shot by a lunatic, Mark David Chapman, outside Lennon's apartment in New York City mere hours after receiving the Beatle's autograph. Chapman was carrying around his dog eared copy of, Catcher in the Rye. For those of you who remember the book, I leave it to you to draw any conclusions.
December 8, 1982 -
Activist Norman D Mayer barricades himself inside the Washington Monument and threatens to blow it up unless all nuclear weapons are dismantled. He is shot by police after 10 hours. That's what you get for sticking up the largest prick in DC.
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And so it goes.