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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    1775 - 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
    (further proof of the heartache and trauma women cause /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif)

    1874 - Armed Democrats seize Texas govt ending Radical Reconstruction
    (You see, there used to be some good Democrats)

    1946 - United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
    (should I comment?)

    1969 - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    1989 - Gunman opens fire in Calif schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
    (the beginning of the end of gun rights in CA)

    1991 - Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title

    1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq

    1991 - Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)

    Born on this date:
    1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor

    1899 - Al Capone, Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

    1931 - James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)

    1954 - Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
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    1959 - Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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