Friday, August 05, 2011

August 6th

1806: Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, and moves to Fire Island with the Unholy Roman Emperor.

1926: Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater. Then he tops that a week later by spending 92 minutes out of the water with Mrs. Houdini.

1996: NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms… life forms that resemble Snooki.


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