Hump Day’s Sexy Lady: August 31st, 2011

It’s Wednesday, August 31st, and it was on this day back in 1897 that Thomas Edison received a patent for his Kinetoscope, the first version of what would become a movie projector. I guess that means we have Thomas to thank for porn movies. Who knew? Who cares?

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Today’s Historic Factoids

The obligatory daily factoids, also known as a cover story you can tell the wife if she catches this page open. Honest, sweety! I’m learning things, like …

To most people, the word “earthquake” makes them think of California. On the other hand, Charleston, South Carolina conjures up visions of the Old South, with magnolia trees and stately mansions. But Charleston was the site of the first recorded earthquake in the Eastern U.S. on this date in 1886.

Even now, the quake is considered among the most powerful to hit the nation, estimated at 7.5 on the Richter scale and felt 800 miles away. Two shocks, eight minutes apart in the early morning, killed about 60 people.

From 2000 to 2009, there were more than 21,000 earthquakes in the U.S., most of them minor. However, there were six in the range of 7.0 to 7.9 on the Richter scale.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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