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Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…
- Baltimore high school evacuated and Hazmat team called in… over a pumpkin-spice air freshener.
- Montana town mayor’s race may be decided by the only candidate’s own vote.
- Heartwarming: NJ prepper, losing home, donates massive supply stash for Puerto Rico relief.
- Rhode Island farmer scores a world-record trifecta on jumbo-sized fruit.
This Week In History
- Sunday, 10/8: Buell halts Bragg’s Kentucky invasion, 1862; Alvin York singlehandedly neutralizes* 160 Germans, 1918; Don Larsen pitches the only “perfect” World Series game, 1956
- Monday, 10/9: R.I. founder Roger Williams banished from Massachusetts, 1635; Matanikau action on Guadalcanal ends, 1942; Dead Che Day, 1967
- Tuesday, 10/10: U.S. Naval Academy opens, 1845; Panama Canal completed, 1913; London Bridge reopens on Lake Havasu, 1971
- Wednesday, 10/11: Mason-Dixon line survey completed, 1767; Theodore Roosevelt first (former) President to fly, 1910; Apollo 7 launched, 1968
- Thursday, 10/12: Gov. Phips ends Salem Witch Trials, 1692; first Columbus Day celebration, 1792; Alcatraz Penitentiary opens, 1933
- Friday, 10/13: Continental Congress establishes Navy, 1775; Georgia Tech founded, 1885; cyclone hits Pacific NW, 1962; first US cellular network, 1983
- Saturday, 10/14: Mass. persecutes Quakers, 1656; Roosevelt continues speech despite taking bullet, 1912; Yeager busts sound barrier, 1947
*”Neutralize” as in “remove from the fight.” 28 killed, rest taken POW. Don’t be like the idiots at Oxford, who don’t know the difference between “neutralize” and “nullify”…
Today’s Birthdays: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884; writer Elmore Leonard, 1925; Cracker Barrel founder Dan Evins, 1935.
Holidays Around the World: It’s General Pulaski Memorial Day. Macedonia celebrates Revolution Day, and it’s International Newspaper Carriers’ Day.
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
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- *Guns Magazine, for a CZ-USA P-10C 9mm, Coonan Arms .357 Magnum 1911 or EAA Tanfoglio pistol package: http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a CZ Scorpion EVO 3 9mm carbine or CZ 527 7.62×39 bolt-action carbine: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
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- GrabAGun, for an IWI Galil Ace 7.62x39mm rifle: http://grabagun.com/giveaway
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry. Aero Precision giveaways give me one entry each per person who uses my referral link.
Quotes of the Day
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.--Thomas Jefferson
It’s not my job to make you comfortable … Actually it’s my job to make you uncomfortable. Because you’re only learning when you’re stretching yourself and you’re not with people exactly like you are.–Condoleeza Rice
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