Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 26th

1777: British troops begin a strict and brutal occupation of Philadelphia. Many of their descendants remain deployed today as security guards at Eagles games.

1820: Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proved tomatoes weren't poisonous by eating several on the steps of the courthouse in Salem, New Jersey. He did later die of pesticide poisoning.

1984: The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong. In return the UK gets a lifetime supply of counterfeit Rolex watches.


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