1775 – The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place. Wiccans rejoice.
1876 – The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized. Yeah! Another place to kill your liver.
1951 – Korean War: President Brother Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Brother Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea. Guess being Lodge Brothers only goes so far. MacArthur is latter proven right, however, we answer to the man put in the White House by the people and not the other way around. That’s one reason why it works.
1970 – Apollo 13 is launched. Houston , we have a problem.
2002 – Over two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chavez. 19 of the protesters are killed, and the Minister of Defense Gral. Lucas Rincon announced Hugo Chavez resignation on national TV. Yeah, about that….
2006 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium. The World shivers.
1955 – Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player “Jews are crafty people” Cocaine anyone?
1966 – Mason Reese, American actor Remember him from the commercials?
1890 – Joseph Merrick, “The Elephant Man” (b. 1862) I AM NOT AN ANIMAL
1983 – Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (b. 1905) NOT the porn star
1991 – Bruno Hoffmann. German glass harmonica player (b. 1913) You don’t see that everyday.
2007 – Kurt Vonnegut Jr., American author (b. 1922) “…And another thing Vonnegut, I’m stopping payment on the check.”
Feast of Saint Guthlac of Crowland