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1930: Who Knows What Evil Lurks? Almanac of Absurdities Flashback for 7.31.2013


On this date in 1930, the Street and Smith production company launched its new Radio show “Detective Story Hour”, based on their pulp magazine material. 280 more words


1862-Southern Belle and Spy- Almanac of Absurdities Flashback for 7.29.2013


Allow me to introduce you to Isabella Marie Boyd, better known as Belle Boyd, who, on this day in 1862, was arrested for spying for the South in the Civil War. 309 more words


1930-Bugs’ Birthday- Almanac of Absurdities Flashback for 7.26.2013


The animators at Termite Terrace, the Animation Department at Warner Brothers Pictures had been making use of a rabbit character of no fixed description for a year or two in the late 30s. 247 more words


James I and the Head of Joaquin Murietta-Almanac of Absurdities 7.25.2013


On this date in 1603 James the Sixth of Scotland was crowned James the first of England, being the closest relative eligible to follow childless Elizabeth Tudor. 163 more words


1934 John Dillinger Goes to the Movies-Almanac of Absurdities 7.22.2013

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John Dillinger was Public Enemy Number One, in the heyday of legendary bank robbers in the 1930s, alongside contemporaries like Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie and Clyde, and Baby-Face Nelson who was an on-again, off again member of the Dillinger Gang. 283 more words