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By Tim ONeill
Funny guy 

Washington elected president, world’s first musician joke

This week in history


Jan. 30: 1835—Andrew Jackson becomes the first president who is the target of an assassination. Born: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882). Died; Dead End Kid Henry Richard “Huntz” Hall (1999). National Inane Answering Message Day. Today’s Word: Crudivore—a person who eats raw food.

Jan. 31: 1865—In Civil War history, Congress abolishes slavery by passing the 13th Amendment. Also, General Robert E Lee is finally named the Commander-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies. 1928—Scotch tape is first marketed by 3-M Company. 1990—McDonald’s franchise opens the first McDonalds in Russia. For a while it was the world’s largest as well. Born: Jackie Robinson (1919). Died: Molly Ivins (20...

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