Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today In History, January, 25, ..

1863 General Joseph Hooker replaced Burnside as head of Army of Potomac.

General Hooker also fought here in Marietta in 1864, if I remember correctly, at Kolbs' Farm.
The General also initiated the practice of bringing wild women to entertained his troops, on one on one relationships, if you know what I mean.  Thus Hooker's name, HOOKER was a new slang name  for prostitutes.

1947 Al Capone Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48.     
Maybe Al  "Scarface" Capone believed in Teddy Roosevelt's saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, A big swollen stick that is."

Today is AFRMA Fancy Rat &; Mouse Day.

I have no idea what AFRMA is.


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