1733 – James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina paving the way for mullets, NASCAR and Pall Malls.
1830 – The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins. You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out when it ends… like a to be continued Full House episode.
1832 – President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis. “Dear Martin, WTF man?! You’re my vice president and the easiest way to get in touch with you is via letter?!! C’mon!!
1915 – An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800. The world community begins enacting revenge on Mother Nature by means of global warming. Take that natural disaster.
1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison, passes on numerous groupie offers back stage.
1982 – Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC‘s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists. Coincidentally, a Washington DC Metro Rail train is derailed, killing 3 people. Wackiest tragedy ever?