Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31st

1314: King HÃ¥kon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo... but then it takes like three weeks to hook up his cable and move his phone number to the new place.

1422: King Henry V of England contracts a deadly case of dysentery while in France... giving new and macabre meaning to the words, "the royal throne."

1958: A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia... mostly due to insufficient postage.


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