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15th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor of France and military leader)

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Died:

1975 Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman (Founding Father and President of Bangladesh)

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On This Day:

1914 Panama Canal opens

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Have a good Wednesday, 15th August

15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter – Night Watch)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, allowing for translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Sunday, 15th July

 

The List Of Famous Hats

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Napoleon’s hat is an obvious choice I guess to list as a famous
hat, but that’s not the hat I have in mind. That was his hat for
show. I am thinking of his private bathing cap, which in all hon-
esty wasn’t much different than the one any jerk might buy at a
corner drugstore now, except for two minor eccentricities. The
first one isn’t even funny: Simply it was a white rubber bathing
cap, but too small. Napoleon led such a hectic life ever since his
childhood, even farther back than that, that he never had a
chance to buy a new bathing cap and still as a grown-up–well,
he didn’t really grow that much, but his head did: He was a pin-
head at birth, and he used, until his death really, the same little
tiny bathing cap that he was born in, and this meant that later it
was very painful to him and gave him many headaches, as if he
needed more. So, he had to vaseline his skull like crazy to even
get the thing on. The second eccentricity was that it was a tricorn
bathing cap. Scholars like to make a lot out of this, and it would
be easy to do. My theory is simple-minded to be sure: that be-
neath his public head there was another head and it was a pyra-
mid or something.

 

– James Tate

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5th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1818 Karl Marx (philosopher)

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Died:

1821 Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor of France)

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On This Day:

1955 West Germany granted full sovereignty

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Have a good Saturday, 5th May

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15th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte (French emperor)

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Died:

Will Rogers (humorist & actor)

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On This Day:

1248 Construction of the Cologne Cathedral begins

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Have a good Tuesday, 15th August

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5th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1818 Karl Marx (German philosopher – Communist Manifesto)

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Died:

1821 Napoleon Bonaparte (French general and emperor)

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On This Day:

1955 West Germany is given full sovereignty 

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Have a good Friday, 5th May

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15th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor of France)

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Died:

1935 Will Rogers (humorist) 

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On This Day:

1620 The Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims heading for North America

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Have a good Monday, 15th August

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