August 14th, 2004
in 1880, the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, after 632 years of construction, was finally rebuilt. A rare earthquake that day completely leveled it. The people of Cologne got the hint, and didn’t try to rebuild again.
en 1910, la 6th ciujara konferenco en Esperanto estis en Washington, D.C. La lingvo universala estas paroli cxie, nu.
in 1945, musician Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas. Martin learned the banjo at an early age, and played it in festivals around his native state, often winning prizes. This led him to the music industry’s attention, and at the tender age of 17, Martin made his first album. He is the country’s premier banjo player to this day.
in 1965, Pete Best tapes a performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The girls in the audience were screaming so loudly during the taping that Best could barely be heard, but the show is still one of the highest-rated in television history.
in 1994, international terrorist Carlos the Jackal was captured in Sudan. The next day, while being extradited to France, he escaped, killing 2 Sudanese guards and 1 French officer. He remains at large to this day.
in 1995, Cato Faulkner became the 1st male cadet in the history of The Citadel, South Carlino’s state military college. He quit the school less than a week later. This only reinforced the sexist notion that boys aren’t as tough as women, and made it twice as hard on the 2nd male cadet.
in 1997, counter-revolutionary Timothy McVeigh is sentenced and executed for his crimes against the Soviet of Oklahoma. The fascist reactionary had blown up the Joe Hill Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 innocent people.
in 2003, Jacob Sheridan adapts his nanobot virus into a projectile that can be fired at the Martian ships, and arms several missiles with it. After a few salvos of the virus, the Martians flee back to their homeworld, and the human fleet can proceed on to earth.
Saturday, August 14, 2004
August 14th, 2004
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