Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18th

1778: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Continental Army they could deal with, but the Red Coats got really scared after seeing a gang of drunken Eagles fans.

1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election. Today, you can get fined $100 for trying to use a Susan B. Anthony dollar.

1923: Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets… pumping up the use of the middle finger in traffic by 375% overnight.


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