Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 24th

1487: Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer... especially after they learn that Heineken is really made in New Jersey.

1701: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain... and then later tricks it out and renames it "Escalade."

1998: Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial, but competent enough to run for Congress.


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