Jul 8, 2017

Saturday Morning Post.

Saturday Morning Post.

July 8. In 1099, 15,000 starving Christian soldiers began the siege of Jerusalem by marching in a religious procession around the city as its Muslim defenders watched. In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. In 1865, the machine gun was patented. In 1889, John Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the last championship bare-knuckle fight (75 rounds). In 1969, Twister was patented. In 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed out at 41.22. In 1962, Ne Win besieged and dynamited the Rangoon University Student Union to crush the Burmese Student Movement. In 1969, Marianne Faithfull took an overdose of barbiturates on the set of “Ned Kelly.” Happy Birthday, Kathe Kollwitz, Billy Eckstine, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Raffi, Angelica Huston, Beck. Mission: Don’t use religion as a weapon. Biggest hypocrisy of all. (Also, please leave it out of American government.)

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