50 Interesting Dates You Need to Know About

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1 Baiji dolphin

Baiji dolphin

In November 2001, a body of a now-extinct pregnant baiji dolphin was found. This is probably the last time a baiji, a species that is 19 million years old, ever reproduced.

2. In June 2017, a tire shop in Fort Worth, Texas, was robbed so often that the owner bought a guard dog. The next time the shop was robbed, the intruders stole the dog.

3. In May 2016, in order to show the absurdities of software EULAs, the Norwegian Consumer Council did a live, word-by-word, non-stop reading of all of the Apples and 3rd party EULAs on an “average” iPhone. It took them over 32 hours.

4. In January 13, 1958, Klansmen burned a cross on the lawn of a Lumbee American Indian woman in the town of St. Pauls, North Carolina as a warning “because she was dating a white man.” At their next rally, a group of 500 armed Lumbee encircled the klansmen and opened fire.

5. On October 13, 2016, a man high on LSD, Michael Orchard from Halfmoon, New York, drove through his neighbors’ fence, broke their glass door and stole their dog, hallucinating that the neighbors’ house was burning and he was saving the canine. He then peacefully handed the dog to police officers.

6 Animal shelters

Animal shelters

July 5 is the busiest day for animal shelters in USA because so many pets run away in fear because of firecrackers.

7. On April 18, 1930, the BBC announced, “There is no news today,” and played piano music instead.

8. In April 2008, Prince covered “Creep” at Coachella. This version was captured on a video and uploaded to Youtube. However, it was quickly taken down at Prince’s request. After finding out about the blocking, Thom Yorke was quoted as saying: “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our song.”

9. In July 2005, the British radio station Planet Rock invited their listeners to select a singer, guitarist, bassist, and drummer to create the “ideal supergroup”. The members of Led Zeppelin won in each category.

10. On the 28th of September 2006, the city council of Reykjavik and neighboring municipalities agreed to turn off all the city lights in the capital area for half an hour, while a renowned astronomer talked about the stars and the constellations on national radio.

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11 Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

On March 20, 2007, David Letterman became ill less than an hour before his show was to start. Adam Sandler, who was to be one of his guests that night, filled in for him and hosted the whole show.

12. On August 24, 1919, Ray Caldwell who was pitching for the Cleveland Indians was struck by lightning after playing for 8-2/3 innings. He then got up from the ground, checked himself, finished pitching to get the last out and his team won 2-1 over the Athletics.

13. In January 1997, the capital of Ghana rioted over accusations of penis snatching wizards. Several people were killed by mobs who accused them of using magic handshakes to kidnap penises and hold them for ransom.

14. On September 26th, 2011 Mikey Welsh posted on Twitter, “Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). Need to write my will today” followed by, “Correction – the weekend after next”. He died October 8th, 2011 from a heart attack in his sleep in a hotel room in Chicago.

15. On October 23, 1999, BASE jumper and stuntwoman Jan Davis died while making an illegal protest jump from El Capitan intended to demonstrate the safety of BASE jumping at Yosemite National Park, after a ban on BASE jumping in the area regarding safety.

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16 Battle of Athens

Battle of Athens

On August 1, 1946, in Athens, Tennessee, battle-hardened World War 2 veterans won a shootout with highly corrupt police deputies who were manipulating ballots and illegally holding ex-GIs in the county jail.

17. During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami on 26 December 2004, fishermen in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu said they saw with their own eyes “the reality of generations of legends, the remains of ancient temples and hundreds of refrigerator-sized blocks, all briefly exposed before the sea swallowed them up again.”

18. In October 2012, Boy Scouts of America was forced to release 20,000 pages of documentation on 1,200 cases of child sex abuse. They had allegedly been helping to cover up about 1/3 of those cases.

19. Pope Paul VI spent the night of July 20-21, 1969 watching the moon through a telescope of the Vatican Observatory during the first moon landing. Afterward, he praised the achievement by writing at length about the event.

20. In October 2014, Actress Amanda Bynes tweeted that her father sexually abused her as a child. She later claimed that this was not the case, and a microchip implanted in her brain forced her to say it.

15 Most Controversial & Costly Blunders in History

21 Seoul department store

Seoul department store

On June 29, 1995, a department store in Seoul, Korea collapsed, killing 500 people. During construction, the owner insisted on adding an unauthorized 6th floor with a swimming pool. When his engineers protested, they were fired.

22. In April 2011, two competing algorithms on Amazon.com each kept altering the price that they were selling a book (“The Making of a Fly”) about flies for based on how much the other was charging. After 10 days of price warring, the price of the book had climbed to $23.7 million.

23. In March 2012, a U.S. soldier named SPC Dennis Weichel saved an Afghani boy by jumping in front of a moving truck to push the boy out of the way. He was struck by the truck instead and died of his injuries.

24. On February 15, 1969, a woman named Vickie Jones was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert. Jones’ impersonation was so convincing that nobody in the audience asked for a refund.

25. On October 14th, 1944, doomed death camp prisoners at Sobibór managed to lure numerous high ranking Nazi officers into separate workshops, on the pretext of fitting them with new boots and clothes. They then hacked their defenseless captors to death with various tools and objects, one by one.

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