RedState's Watercooler, 9/19 Open Thread, "Talk Like A Pirate Day" Edition


Shiver me timbers, ye scurvy lot! It’s time for a special Talk Like A Pirate Day installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread!

This Week In History

  • Sunday, 9/16
  • Monday, 9/17: Battle of Antietam begins, 1862;
  • Tuesday, 9/18: Capitol cornerstone laid, 1793; MacArthur begins “new Shogunate” in Tokyo, 1945;
  • Wednesday, 9/19: Bacon’s Rebellion burns Jamestown, 1676; Chickamauga begins, 1863; Battle of Huertgen Forest begins, 1944
  • Thursday, 9/20: President Arthur sworn in, 1881; Duryea brothers road-test first American gas auto, 1893; Beirut Embassy bombing, 1984
  • Friday, 9/21: NYC partially burned by Redcoats, 1776; First flights of B-29 Superfortress and XB-70 Valkyrie bombers, respectively 1942 and 1964; No Kum-sok defects with MiG-15, 1953
  • Saturday, 9/22: Last hanging from Salem Witch Trials, 1692; Postmaster General’s office established, 1789; Halvorsen’s first official “candy bombing” in Berlin Airlift, 1948; Dead See Scrolls made accessible to public for first time, 1991

Today’s Birthdays: Father of the U.S. Standard screw-thread system William Sellers, 1824; attorney Leon Jaworski, 1905; actor David McCallum, 1933 (Happy Birthday, “Dr. Mallard”!); journalist Joan Lunden, 1950

Holidays Around the World: Our Jewish friends observe Yom Kippur. Chile observes Armed Forces Day, St. Kitts & Nevis celebrates their Independence Day.

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



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Trope of the Day

Tempting Apple – “Apples are very frequently used to symbolise temptations and lusts of many kinds. Often this is by indicating that a given choice of action is alluring but will have extensive harmful consequences later. When used as a character motif, it tends to signify someone who frequently offers such temptations or indulges in them. ”


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Quote of the Day

Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.–Frank Zappa


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