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Old 09-24-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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June 15, 1908

A baboon frees 400 monkeys from their cages aboard a steamship. Captain has to get them drunk on brandy and rum to capture them.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/76520973
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Jack And Ed Biddle
A warden's wife helps two condemned prisoners escape in 1902.
Basis for the 1984 film Mrs. Soffel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Ed_Biddle
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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Harry Brearley of Sheffield, UK is credited with inventing stainless steel in 1913.








May 16, 1973

A bear used to smuggle hashish is found dead.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...90,36394&hi=en






Alleged ax murderess Lizzie Borden died on June 1, 1927. Her sister Emma, who had also been a suspect, died 10 days later.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:52 AM
 
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Paul Jung
Famous clown, his picture was on the Sugar Smacks cereal box.
He was beaten to death by a drug addict.

Paul Jung - Circopedia






Lou "Happy Jack" Nelson
This clown was killed in a gunfight with a cop over a property dispute.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...is-henry-brown




https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,3567854&hl=en
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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This is quite incredible: The body of a man, murdered forty years ago, was found after a tree grew from the seed of a fig he had consumed. The tree was in a cave!


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-...r-13278205.amp
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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Falling Meteor Starts Fire In California In 1903

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=...-txln--------1





R. Tradwell received a British patent in 1763 for the first ever coiled spring.






The first modern recorded patent on ball bearings was awarded to Philip Vaughn, a Welsh inventor and ironmaster who created the first design for a ball bearing in Carmarthen in 1794.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:48 PM
 
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In 1921, a storm washed a giant octopus onto the deck of an ocean liner where it battled the crew.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,1111383&hl=en


Sounds like an old movie I saw on TV
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:23 AM
 
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Pepsi's Soviet Submarines

The day Pepsi became a great military power - Red Kalinka



https://smarthistoryblog.com/2016/11...iet-war-fleet/









The woolly mammoth still roamed the earth while the pyramids were being built.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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Balloonfest 1986 was a fundraising stunt by United Way of Cleveland that was meant to be a harmless world record for the simultaneous release of balloons. Unfortunately the balloons drifted back over the city, falling on Lake Erie, Burke Lakefront Airport, and the surrounding area, causing massive city-wide problems.
Most tragically, the balloons hampered the United States Coast Guard search for two boaters who were later found drowned. The organizers and the city faced lawsuits from people seeking millions of dollars in damages, and cost overruns put the event in the red. (Business Insider)








The McHaney Gang
Rustlers and counterfeiters

DESERT EXPLORER: The Mc Haney Gang
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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On June 11, 1955, the deadliest crash in motorsports history occurred at Lemans. 83 people were killed and 180 injured when the remains of a race car went into the crowd. Even the guy filming the spectacle was injured.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/19...13/motorracing



VIDEO

https://macsmotorcitygarage.com/vide...mans-disaster/
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