- From: Miss Elaine Eos <Misc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:07:00 GMT
Happy birthday to Doug "Joker" White; let's all light up a nice one!
Today is also the anniversary of...
Mar 12 1888
The massive and unexpected Blizzard of 1888 strikes the East coast of
the United States, paralyzing New York and many other cities and leaving
at least 400 dead. Snowdrifts fifty feet high were reported, and New
York received over 40 inches of snow.
Mar 12 1928
The two-year-old St. Francis Dam north of Los Angeles fails
catastrophically just before midnight, unleashing 52 million tons of
water on the city of Santa Paula. 437 people are killed by the torrent,
including 19 families with no survivors whatsoever.
Mar 12 1945
Anne Frank dies at Auschwitz.
Mar 12 1964
Malcolm X withdraws from the Nation of Islam after he finds out that
Elijah Mohammad has been porking his secretaries.
Mar 12 1980
A Chicago jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of the murders of 33 men and
boys. The next day, he is sentenced to death; after years on death row,
Gacy is finally executed in May 10, 1994.
Mar 12 1993
A series of bomb explosions rock western India. The first kills 50 at
the Bombay Stock Exchange, and many other explosions target theaters,
offices, and shopping areas. It is suspected that the acts were intended
to destabilize India's government.
Mar 12 2000
Pope John Paul II asks God's forgiveness for the many wrongs committed
by the Roman Catholic Church. The pardon he requested divided into seven
categories of Church sin, including sins against the Jews, against
native peoples of the world, the crimes of the Inquisition, and general
crimes against humanity. This pardon was requested only for past sins,
and apparently does not apply to the Church's many ongoing sins.
[Heh -- see? It's *NOT* just me...!]
Please take off your pants or I won't read your e-mail.
I will not, no matter how "good" the deal, patronise any business which sends
unsolicited commercial e-mail or that advertises in discussion newsgroups.
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