RedState's Watercooler, 9/26 Open Thread: Diving Down the Well of Weird News


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


Weird News:


Weird News is compiled with assistance from Pacific Northwest news-aggregator Orbusmax.


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 9/23: Jones takes HMS Serapis at cost of own Bonhomme Richard, 1779; Lewis & Clark return, 1806; Billy the Kid’s first arrest, 1875
  • Monday, 9/24: Judiciary Act establishes SCOTUS, 1789; Japanese spies gather data on Pearl Harbor, 1941; Warren Commission report delivered, 1964
  • Tuesday, 9/25: Ethan Allen captured, 1775; Partridge Family premieres, 1970; O’Connor seated on SCOTUS, 1981
  • Wednesday, 9/26: Drake circumnavigates globe, 1580; Pershing begins Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1918; Kennedy-Nixon TV debate, 1960
  • Thursday, 9/27: William the Conqueror sails to invade England, 1066; Lancaster, PA is US Capital for one day, 1777; Ford Model T enters production, 1908
  • Friday, 9/28: Siege of Yorktown begins, 1781; Ted Williams bats MLB’s last .400 season, 1941; SAC stands down, 1991
  • Saturday, 9/29: 1st US Congress adjourns, 1789; Washington National Cathedral cornerstone laid, 1907; first YF-22 prototype flies, 1990

Today’s Birthdays: John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, 1774; composer George Gershwin, 1898; NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., 1909; Gatorade inventor Robert Cade, 1927


Holidays Around the World: It’s National Good Neighbor Day. Ecuador celebrates Day of the National Flag, New Zealand observes Dominion Day and the EU has European Day of Languages.

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Quote of the Day

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.–Marie Ebner von Eschenbach


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