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February 12th, 2005

Happy fucking Valentine's day

On February 14th:

  • 1349 - two thousand Jews are burned at the stake in Strasbourg
  • 1400 - Richard II is murdered in prison
  • 1633 - Galileo Galilei's trial by the Inquisition begins
  • 1779 - Captain James Cook is killed by natives in Hawaii
  • 1866 - Jesse and Frank James rob their first bank
  • 1929 - Seven enemies of Chicago gang leader Al Capone are gunned down in a garage
  • 1936 - Jack McGurn, alleged mastermind of the 1929 massacre, is himself killed in a bowling alley
  • 1945 - World War II US firebombing of Dresden begins
  • 1962 - President Kennedy authorizes US military "advisors" in Vietnam to return fire if fired upon
  • 1989 - Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie for his book "The Satanic Verses"
  • 1989 - My first marriage finally collapses in one last, spectacular detonation. We're divorced three months later, and it takes me about a year to recover

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