The Local Crank

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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, October 24, 2007

Today In History...

...Roman Legions loyal to Vespasian defeat the forces of Vitellius at the Second Battle of Bedriacum (69 AD)
...Anton van Leeuwenhoek, inventor of the microscope, born (1632)
...Poland is partitioned between Austria, Prussia and Russia (1795)
...Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (1901)
...Y. A. Tittle born (1926)
..."Black Thursday" Stock Market Crash (1929)
...The Big Bopper born (1930)
...founding of the United Nations (1945)
...President Eisenhower pledges support to South Vietnam (1954)
...I am born in Big Spring, Texas (1967)

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2 Comments:

Blogger shawnese52 said...

Happy Birthday Patrick...!

10/25/2007 7:25 AM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Thank you! I owe it all to clean living and Wheaties.

10/25/2007 11:00 PM  

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