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This Day In History: December 7, 1941 CE

By Smaktakula On which the Japanese imitation of American culture and technology reaches its zenith, when the Japanese government, eager to benefit from Western knowledge, sets off a chain of events which results in its learning a very big lesson. … Continue reading

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This Day In History: July 4, Every Year From 1777 CE To The Present

On which inebriated Americans from all walks of life honor the nation’s birth with a variety of beloved and time-honored traditions, from bedside vigils in any of America’s many first-rate burn wards to the age old-custom of commemorating those bygone … Continue reading

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This Day In History: July 2, 1776 CE

On which the Founding Fathers tell the tyrant King George III what he can do with his onerous taxes and hated Redcoats.

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This Day In History: June 28, 1914 CE

On which, in an unlikely Balkan backwater, a Serbian crazyman formally inaugurates the 20th Century with a bang. *** *** If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as … Continue reading

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This Day In History: June 4, 1989 CE

On which the Chinese government uses a very public forum to reiterate its traditionally dim view of free speech. Try not to worry; it can’t happen here. Again, we mean. ∞ T. ***

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This Day In History: May 5th, 1862 CE

On which the Mexican Army defeats French forces at the Battle of Puebla, giving future generations of historically-ignorant Americans an opportunity to party in celebration of Mexican Independence.

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This Day In History: May 4th, 1970 CE

On which the simmering combination of angry anti-war protesters and nervous Ohio National Guardsmen reaches a violent boil, inspiring a great Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song. Four dead in O-Hi-O. ∞T.

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This Day In History: May 2, 2011 CE

On which reclusive dick and all-around nastyman Osama bin Laden is shot down like a filthy animal among his voluminous porn collection. Below are a few of Promethean Times‘ original stories about this happy event: Bin Laden: The Final Hours … Continue reading

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This Day In History: April 19, 1775 CE

On which, with the help of British Redcoats who wish to seize a cache of gunpowder, the nascent nation of America invents the bumper-sticker slogan, “You’ll Take My Gun When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands.” Just the … Continue reading

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This Day In History: April 15-16, 1912 CE

On which the world sees the first meeting of the Polar Bear Club as 1,500+ men, women and children take an impromptu dip in the North Sea.

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