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By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Vesuvius erupts, Republic of Franklin, Mona Lisa stolen

This week in History


Which are real?...

Aug. 21: 1427—Citing poor working conditions, guardian angels go on 40-day strike, leaving humanity to fend for its self. 1841—The venetian blind is patented by John Hampton. 1858—The first Lincoln-Douglas debate is held in Ottawa, Ill. 1959—Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state. Born: Kenny Rogers (1938). Senior Citizen’s Day. Today’s Word: Seraglio—a sultan’s palace.

Aug. 22: 1762—In Newport, R.I., Ann Franklin becomes the first female newspaper editor. 1864—The International Red Cross is formed. 1911—Representatives for the Louvre Museum in Paris announce the Mona Lisa was stolen. It is found two years later in Italy. Born: Cindy “Shirley...

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