Friday, August 05, 2011

August 7th

1461: The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor. He ends up with most of the good dishes.

1927: The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York… helping Canadians and Americans stage twice as many fist fights than ever before.

1976: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars, and is finally able to contact Shirly Maclaine.


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