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This day in history. 1974. The UK performed nuclear tests in Nevada after plans to test at Croydon were foiled by meddling Health officials.
This day in history. 1659. France, England and Netherlands signed the Hedges Concerto Treaty; disputes would be decided by dueling bassoons.
This day in history. 1951. Opening of the 9th Street Show where abstract artists were hung by art dealer Leo Castelli. I'd pay to see that.
This day in history. 1926. Thomas Edison said people prefer silent movies to talkies. He wasn't exactly the Thomas Edison of Thomas Edisons.
This day in history. 1910. Earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet causing panic but all it did was knock ashtrays off coffee tables
This day in history. 1302. By night the Flemish militia massacred 2000 members of the French garrison of Bruges, and their depraved poodles.
This day in history. 1814. Denmark ceded Norway to King Charles XIII of Sweden because who needs the aggravation.
This day in history. 1969. A New York policeman learned you don't interrupt a Who concert even if there's a fire, if you value your goolies.
This day in history. 1252. Innocent IV's papal bull ad exstirpanda regulated the torture of heretic pandas during the Plush Toy Inquisition.
This day in history. 1955. Warsaw Pact was signed by the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and the East Village.
This day in history. 1898. Thomas Edison sued American Mutoscope for stealing his work that he'd gone to a lot of trouble to steal himself.
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