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Today in History

On this day, the Virgin Mayor of Keg City became a Justice of the US Supreme Court.

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Falling Into History: 2020 Edition

[Ed. Note: We’ve been running this post since the blog began. It is from the SF Chronicle a lifetime ago, when we were younger and perhaps less cynical. And given how Prznint Stupid tried to float OBL’s niece threatening another … Continue reading

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Today in History

Richard Nixon resigned in 1974.

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Today In History

The U.S. dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing 140,000 people.Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. It’s always worth noting that this … Continue reading

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Today in History…

…Richard Nixon died. And this means it is time to re-read Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s euolgy for ol’ Tricky Dick. Every word, every syllable is perfect. It’s as good a piece of muscular prose as anything the Good Doctor ever … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Space Needle!

Today in 1962, The Space Needle was open to the public at the World’s Fair Everytime I look at the Jetson’s-era Space Needle (which is most days), it gives me both a sense of profound loss and of renewed hope. … Continue reading

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Today in History

¡JEB! suspended his 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign campaign. Please clap.

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Today in History

Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Just sayin’.

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Today In History

The 2000 Goat Rodeo of Chimpy McStagger v Al Gore concluded and then the stealing began, and essentially we ended up where we are today because of that shit show then. On this date, next year,365 days from now, we … Continue reading

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Today in History

“On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; … Continue reading

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