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Old 09-21-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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On August 18, 1961, a local newspaper reported that thousands of crazed seabirds were sighted on the shores of North Monterey Bay in California. The birds, called sooty shearwaters, regurgitated anchovies, flew into objects and died in the streets. Alfred Hitchcock, who lived nearby, called the Santa Cruz Sentinel for more information. This inspired his 1963 thriller "The Birds".
Years later it was determined the birds had eaten a toxin from a type of algae that caused disorientation and seizures.







The Philco Mystery Control in 1939 was a battery-operated low-frequency radio transmitter for radio. It was the first wireless remote control for a consumer electronics device. The first television remotes came out in 1950 and were called "lazy bones" but were connected to the set with wires. The first wireless remotes for television sets were called "flashmatic" and came out in 1955.






Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791)
Designed the first American flag, the first U.S. coin, first paper currency and composed the first song ever written in America by an American born.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Hopkinson
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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Harvey Hubbell (1857-1927)
He invented the electrical plug

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Hubbell
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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A couple of circus stories




The Toronto Circus Riot Of 1855
American clowns vs Toronto firefighters

The Toronto Circus Riot of 1855






Slivers The Clown
He was big in his day

Flashback Springfield: Death of 'Slivers' the clown felt far beyond Springfield - News - The State Journal-Register - Springfield, IL



https://ourgame.mlblogs.com/slivers-...n-6eae255f7df0

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Old 09-22-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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Milwaukee Sentinel (July 11, 1932)

BOY FINDS SNAKE STRANGLING A COW

Merrilan, Wis., July 10--- A small boy watching a herd of cows in Jackson County, near here, observed that one of the cows did not get up and discovered a large pine snake had wound itself around the animal's neck and was strangling the cow to death. The father came to the rescue, but in the excitement in saving the cow the snake got away.







John Brady
"Jack the Stabber"
Unemployed waiter goes on stabbing spree in 1906 St. Louis.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ne...NS19060402.2.4
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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On June 12, 1972, a cargo door blew off a DC-10 flying over Ontario, Canada. A coffin fell out and landed in a man's garden, seeing the body sticking out and thinking it was a dummy, he began poking it with a stick.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,4891426&hl=en
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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Paul Bellesen
In 1965, a black Roman Catholic became the Great Titan of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Idaho for one whole day before getting booted out.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?i...6886%2C4923724




The day he vanished

Yesterday's Crimes: The Disappearance of the African-American Klansman - March 12, 2018 - SF Weekly
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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Earl M "Lucky" Teter
1930s-40s daredevil killed in rocket car stunt.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?i...3342%2C5569254


https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/...-hell-drivers/
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:19 AM
 
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In June of 2006, a 68-year old South Carolina woman went into anaphylactic shock and died after being attacked by fire ants while working in her garden. In 1931, two adults and an infant girl died in New South Wales after being attacked by Jack Jumper ants.





Sunday Herald June 26, 1960

Boy Bombs Russian, Earp With Egg

Niagra Falls, N.Y. (UPI)--- A 20-year-old boy of Lithuanian origin was free on $200 bail yesterday after throwing an egg on the mayor of Moscow and television's Wyatt Earp as they posed for pictures at the Falls. Janusonis proved at least as good a shot as a wild west gunman with his single missile. The egg sprayed the neck of the Russian visitor, Nikoli Bobrovnikov, and the suits of TV actor Hugh O'Brian and Ottawa's Mayor George R. Nelms.





Dewey The Cat (1898-1910)
Over a hundred years ago this cat really meant something to someone.

https://images.findagrave.com/photos...1472370553.jpg

From a pet cemetery near Boston.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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A machine gun off a Kamikaze plane gets jammed into an American anti-aircraft gun.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...e&searchLimits=









Los Angeles Herald Nov. 5, 1909

MAN DIES FROM SHOCK

New York, Nov. 4.--- Ernest Cotterill, a real estate broker, is dead of heart failure induced by a shock. He was so overcome by excitement at a Halloween party when his wife's dress caught fire that he was taken to bed and did not recover. His wife was not seriously burned.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:32 PM
 
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A woman mayor was killed in 1980 when she fell into a tank of human waste.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,4500440&hl=en
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