Here’s a smattering of information about memorable events which have occurred in years past on this day.
- A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death (1456). — Sure, it’s a bit late, but I’ll bet her family was happy to know that she shouldn’t really have been executed…
- United States begins first military draft; exemptions cost $100 (1863) — Hey, now there’s a good idea.Ã‚Â Sure, having money being the reason you get out of the draft has always been the case – but in this instance, it’s more clearly understandable how someone skipped facing the draft without the need for the cowardly run to another country.
- In Memphis, Tennessee, WHBQ becomes the first radio station to air an Elvis Presley record. (1954) — If that’s not history, I don’t know what is.Ã‚Â And being that I live in Memphis now, I figure I need to point out the accomplishments of this fine city (aside from the political scandals which seem to keep the FBI coming here a lot recently, that is).
- Some cowardly maggots blew up bombs on three trains and a bus in London, killing 52 innocent people.
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