Air pollution got the Hollywood treatment, 1972, with the movie “Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster.”
Paris was coated with mud from the skies thanks to an African sandstorm, 1930.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. was born, 1929. He was a boxer before he went into the music business.
Spain accepted $20 million from the U.S. for the Philippine Islands, 1898. The U.S. also received Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and other Pacific islands in the settlement of the Spanish-American War. Cuba was quickly signed over to a government formed by Cubans.
Oilman Frank Phillips was born, 1873. Phillips began his career as a barber, became a securities salesman, and started drilling for oil in 1905 in Oklahoma. Phillips 66 gas stations are named for Frank Phillips and his brother L.E. Phillips.
The Modoc War broke out, 1872, between the Army and Modoc Indians led by a chief named Captain Jack. The Indians holed up in lava beds near Tule Lake, California.
The first ships carrying tea sent by King George III arrived at the Boston Harbor, 1773. Parliament had revoked the much disliked Townshend Act excise taxes except for the tax on tea. The tax on tea stood as a reminder to the colonists that Parliament reserved the power to tax them without their consent. The British were counting on the colonist's thirst for tea to overcome their dislike of what they considered an oppressive tax.
Saratoga, New York was destroyed by French and Indian attackers, 1745.
Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in its round-the-world voyage, 1520.
I would rather have my people laugh at my economies than weep for my extravagance. -- Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway
A car hit an elderly Jewish man. The paramedic says, "Are you comfortable?" The man says, "I make a living."
Proverbs 22:24-25 (American Standard Version)
Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn this ways, And get a snare to thy soul.
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