Monday, October 24, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 24

On this day in 1260, the extremely witchy Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France. It is now an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course it is.

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On this day in 1857, Sheffield FC, the world's first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England, giving rise to the question… who the heck did they play against?!

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On this day in 1861, the First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.

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"Black Thursday" takes place on this day in 1929, when the New York Stock Exchange collapses in on itself.

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On this day in 1945, the United Nations is founded.

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On this day in 1947, showbiz bigshot Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists. What an asshole.

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On this day in 1989, PTL Club founder Jim Baker is sentenced to 50 years in jail for fleecing his flock by selling them bogus time-shares to his Pentecostal vacation-community/theme-park, among other scams. The former protege of one-time presidential candidate Pat "Hurricane" Robertson, the always ambitious Baker was born James Orson, and took his wife Tammy Faye's maiden name when they got married, because it sounded more authoritative. Baker was released from prison in 1994. Most of his victims - including many little old ladies who gave him all their money because they wanted to guarantee themselves a window seat on the airplane to Heaven - are still flat broke.

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On this day in 1990, Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of GLADIO, the Italian "stay-behind" clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960's to early 1980's. This is still one of the least understood, most important aspects of our collective secret/hidden history here in the West, and we NEED to learn all we can about it before the documentation and witnesses all disappear down the Memory Hole.

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On this day in 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.

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On this day in 2002, police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway Sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC. To this day, there is still something very freakin' fishy about this case... in particular the use of very MK-Ultra sounding "key phrases" by the authorities addressing Muhammad and Malvo through the media. I mean, what the hell is a "duck in a noose" anyway?!

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"Bloody Friday" takes place on this day in 2008, seeing many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

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