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April 20, 2005

April the Twentieth

This day in history:

April 20, 1889

Alois Schicklgruber was 47 and his wife was dying. What complicated matters was that he had gotten his own niece, 25 year-old and Klara Pölzl pregnant. Still, as soon as his wife died, he married his niece, but the baby she bore died in infancy, as did the next two children. Finally in 1889, when Alois was 52, Klara had a little boy she would later affectionately call Adi. Alois had earlier assumed the name of his step-father, Johann Georg Heidler, but for some reason the name had been written down wrong, thus changing the spelling. So the little boy, born at 6:30 pm on April 20, 1889 was given the name Adolph Hitler.

April 20, 1999

Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, armed with illegally obtained guns and home-made explosive devices went on a shooting rampage at the Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. While it is unclear how many were killed by the two students and how many were shot by police, one teacher was allowed to bleed to death while police remained outside hours after the sounds of gun fire had ended, refusing to let anyone else enter either. Liberals and the MSM used the tragedy in their arguments that guns should be kept from law abiding citizens — because it's the job of the police to protect people.

April 20, 1979

(Yes, I know this is out of sequence, but I wanted to end on a cheerful note)

President Jimmy Carter while fishing from a canoe in a pond during a vacation in Plains, Georgia found himself under a vicious attack in spite of the presence of Secret Service. Armed with a canoe paddle the Leader of the Free World valiantly defended himself from the deadly fangs and ripping claws of the infamous Georgia...swamp rabbit.

The official press released claimed, “It was hissing menacingly, its teeth flashing and nostrils flared and making straight for the president.” Realizing it might look bad admitting he whacked a little bunny with his canoe paddle, he changed his story and claimed he simply splashed water at it. That would also be a convenient excuse for the wet spot on his pants, as well.

A White House reporter took pictures of the incidence, which were withheld, although Carter himself blew-up several shots while trying to explain to his staff how terrible and menacing the “attack rabbit” actually was. In 1981 President Ronald Reagan “accidentally” released the photos to the press.

Although, you never know, it might very well have been...The Rabbit of Caerbannog.

Coverage: Tim Blair

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 20, 2005 10:45 AM

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LOL! Carter with a wet spot! LMAO!

Lookin forward to seein your blogburst tomorrow! Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Jay at April 20, 2005 02:09 PM

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