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This Week in Odd History Archive
Posted on August 17, 2011 | No CommentsThis week in Odd History, Edward Carl Gaedel became, if not the first major league baseball player to achieve a perfect 1.000 on-base percentage (OBP), at the least the shortest. At just 3'7", Gaedel still holds the record for the shortest major league player of all time.
Posted on April 21, 2011 | No CommentsThis Week in Odd History, President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit during a fishing trip in Plains, Georgia. The rabbit swam toward his boat, "hissing menacingly, its teeth flashing and nostrils flared." President Carter was forced to swat at the vicious beast with a canoe paddle. Suitably chastened, it fled.
Posted on April 12, 2011 | No CommentsThis Week in Odd History, at least five people were killed and many more (including John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and Baron von Steuben) injured when rioting broke out over the discovery of "resurrected" corpses at Columbia College, which was at the time the only medical school in New York City.
Posted on March 28, 2011 | No CommentsThis Week in Odd History, a young woman in beaded doeskin took the stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, in Los Angeles, California, to decline Marlon Brando’s Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather. Her name, she said, was Sacheen Littlefeather, and she had a message...
Posted on March 10, 2011 | 1 CommentOn the eve of Battle: Los Angeles, it seemed appropriate to take a look back at the original Battle of Los Angeles, which was waged on the night of February 24 and 25, 1942, when the United States Army mistook a weather balloon for a...
Posted on March 7, 2011 | 2 CommentsThis Week in Odd History, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg dished up the first serving of corn flakes at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, known affectionately as the San.
Posted on February 28, 2011 | 2 CommentsThis week in Odd History, Congress appropriated $30,000 for the creation of the US Camel Corps. The camels were to be used in the American Southwest, where the arid conditions and harsh terrain made the use of horses impractical. Although the Camel Corps had some...
Posted on September 1, 2010 | 1 CommentThis Week in Odd History, three men were arrested for trying to steal Elvis Presley’s body from Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Twenty-five years later, one of those men claimed that he was hired to stage the corpse-napping. Ronnie Tyler, a bail bondsman, bounty...
Posted on August 24, 2010 | 1 CommentThis Week in Odd History, John Lennon, naked on the balcony of his East 52nd Street penthouse, spotted a flying saucer over New York City. He might have been expecting it. More than a year earlier, when his relationship with Yoko Ono broke down, he’d...
Posted on August 17, 2010 | 4 CommentsThis Week in Odd History, a coin forger was stuffed inside a cabinet shaped like a Russian doll. The spikes lining the interior “penetrated his arms, and his legs in several places, and his belly and chest, and his bladder and the root of his...