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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Today in History...

...William Henry Harrison, who gained political fame on the strength of his war leadership against Tecumseh, dies one month into his term as President, giving rise to the urban myth that Tecumseh or his brother Tenskwatawa had placed a curse on the presidency (1841).

...Faisal II becomes King of Iraq at age 3 (1939). He will be brutally murdered in a coup in 1958.

...Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, now home to the National Civil Rights Museum (1968).

...the World Trade Center is officially dedicated in New York City (1973).

...Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico (1975).

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Blogger Kvatch said...

So what you're basically saying is that April 4th was not really an auspicious day?

4/06/2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Yeah, but "Beware the 4th of April" doesn't quite have as good a ring to it...

4/07/2007 1:09 AM  

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