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This Day in History: Witches, Feral Kids, and Lenny Kravitz

May 26th

  • 1293- An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000.
  • 1647- Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1805- Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
  • 1828- Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
  • 1830- The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
  • 1964- Montana becomes a U.S. Territory.
  • 1868- President Andrew Johnson is found not guilty in his impeachment trial by 1 vote.
  • 1896- Charles Dow introduces the first publication of the Dow Industrial Average.
  • 1966- British Guiana gains its independence, becoming Guyana.
  • 1998- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island is mostly in New Jersey rather than New York.
  • 2006- The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • Stevie Nicks, because I don’t want to anger anyone that might be a Wiccan*, 61.
  • Hank Williams Jr., his song is called “The Red, White, and Pink Slip Blues”, need I say more?  60.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait, clearly because of the name, 47.
  • American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, 45.

*The Conservative Journal DOES NOT believe that Stevie Nicks is or has ever been a member of the Wicca Cult.

Other

To all you Polish mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

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Pointless Post of the Day: Luigi Caponaro, The Healer of Italy

The Conservative Journal is now featuring a new special post every day: The Pointless Post of the Day!  The PPotD for short.  The PPotD is a post that is about absolutely nothing important.  It’s just something fun that most people will probably chose to ignore altogether.  It’s more fun for me than you, I’m sure.  Here’s our inaugural post:

In the late 16th and early 17th century, the popular healer and “medicine man” Luigi Caponaro roamed the streets of Naples and Gaeta, Italy.  Luigi officiated his medicical practice by receiving a degree in Naples, though he never formally practice medicine under his degree.  Luigi cited a fear of blood as his reasoning for not pursuing work in a clinic or other formal practice.  Luigi used the expertise he picked up from his days in med-school to give medical advice to anyone who chose to listen, often demonstrating his skills on anyone who’d give him a minute or two.

Ironically enough, the famed healer and medicine man died at 55 from cholera.

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