History Lesson

DayBird - March 10th

1629 - England's King Charles I dissolved Parliament, arresting nine members and throwing them in the Tower.

1887 – Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972) He was also known as Moko no Tora (Mongolian Tiger). Recognized as the last practicing ninja, he was employed as such by the emperors of both Japan and China.

1940 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright. My favorite, The Master and Margarita begins with Satan visiting Moscow in the 1930s, joining a conversation between a critic and a poet debating the existence of Jesus Christ and the Devil. You had me at Satan. okay, it is the only book of his I have read.

1949 - Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as "Axis Sally," was convicted in Washington, D.C. of treason. (She served 12 years in prison.)

1957 – Osama bin Laden, Islamist and leader of al-Qaeda is hatched.

1964 - Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II is born. He will never be king, neither will Charles. That old biddy, out of her cold dead hands. Long Live the Queen.

1969 - James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Later he says, just kidding.

1993 - Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. He was getting out of his car in the clinic's parking lot when Michael Griffin shot the doctor three times in the back.
Shannon, another asshole, began corresponding with Griffin while he was in prison. She attempted to kill Dr. George Tiller. Her shots wounded, but did not kill, and Shannon was arrested and convicted.
Paul Hill, an "activist" called Dr. Gunn's murder a "justifiable homicide," attended Shannon's trial and then got into the act himself. He killed Dr. John Britton and James Barrett in Pensacola, Florida in July 1994. Sadly, in 2009, Scott Roeder, shot and killer Dr. Tiller.

I hate these fuckface assholes. my politics, my sleeve.

1998 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913) Daddy of the Dude.