Watercooler 11/2 Open Thread: Weird Files and Your Weekly Time Warp, Again

#NeverTrumpNeverHillary #NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…



Weird Files


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 10/30: Nat Turner’s Rebellion, 1831; Wells & Welles’s “War of the Worlds” radio-drama panic, 1938; Marines repel Viet Cong attack on Da Nang, 1965
  • Monday, 10/31: Nevada statehood, 1864; Lincoln Highway dedicated, 1913; Mt. Rushmore completed, 1941; F4U Corsair performs first radar-guided air intercept, 1943
  • Tuesday, 11/1: Stamp Act imposed, 1765; massive carrier air-raid on Japanese stronghold at Rabaul, 1943; first H-bomb tested, 1952
  • Wednesday, 11/2: Dakotas statehoods, 1889; Hughes’s “Spruce Goose” flies, 1947; Congressional hearing on quiz-show scandal, 1959
  • Thursday, 11/3: Continental Army disbanded, 1783; Black Bart’s last stagecoach robbery, 1883; Nixon’s “Silent Majority” speech, 1969
  • Friday, 11/4: Battle of Johnsonville, 1864; NSA established, 1952; Iranian terrorists invade US Embassy, 1979
  • Saturday, 11/5: Lincoln sacks McClellan, 1862; George Selden awarded first US auto patent, 1895; Android cellphone/tablet OS launched, 2007

Today’s Birthdays: Frontiersman Daniel Boone, 1734; Pres. Warren G. Harding, 1865; airman-author Dale Brown, 1956; Gov. Scott Walker, 1967

Holidays Around the World: For Roman Catholics and Anglicans it’s All Souls’ Day, and Mexico’s observing the second day of Dio de los Muertos.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

Gratuitous Gun Giveaways

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Quote of the Day

On the lack of substance in so much of socciety today including our Presidential nominees:


The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.–Daniel Webster


As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Hope you found something tasty to whet your appetite, and don’t forget to leave your own tidbits on the table.

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