1821 - MEXICO declared its independence from honky Spain! A round of Chiclets for me and my amigos! (?)
1886 - THOMAS EDISON married 19-year-old Mina Miller in Akron, Ohio. They were the first couple to enjoy ONLINE SEX CHATS. (?)
--After Edison taught her Morse code, he and Mina would communicate back and forth tapping messages into each other's hands. He proposed by tapping the words, "Will you marry me." She tapped back, "Yes." (--SOOO HOT!)
1920 - A little German political party held its first meeting of importance in Munich; it became known as the NAZI PARTY, and its chief spokesnut was one ADOLF HITLER.
1922 - BLUEBEARD, whose real filthy French name was Henri Landru, was executed in France. He was a con artist who would charm women, take their money, then kill them.
--He was said to have conned over 300 women and was convicted of murdering 10 females and one hairless boy.
1976 - THE EAGLES' "GREATEST HITS" became the FIRST album in the U.S. certified Platinum for selling one million copies.
1981 - Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of PRINCE CHARLES to LADY DIANA SPENCER.
1991 - "Hollywood Squares" superstar GEORGE GOBEL died after heart surgery at the age of 71.
1992 - KURT COBAIN married a succubus. He and COURTNEY LOVE entered into the bonds of holy matrimony . . . and SHOCKINGLY . . . Kurt killed himself two years later.
1992 - While on the air, GERALDO RIVERA had fat cells from his butt-cheeks implanted into his wrinkled forehead.
2003 - TOMMY CHONG'S BONG BUSINESS GOT RAIDED BY THE FEDS.
2006 - DON KNOTTS and DENNIS WEAVER both died at the age of 81. They both died of complications from cancer.
. . . Don Knotts won FIVE Emmys for playing Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show" and he eventually played landlord Ralph Furley on "Three's Company".
. . . Dennis Weaver played Chester on "Gunsmoke", the dad on "Gentle Ben" and Marshal Sam McCloud on "McCloud".
2008 - FIDEL CASTRO resigned as president of Cuba. His brother Raul Castro is now in charge.
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