On this day in…
1725: Philanderer Giovanni Casanova was born… with an erect penis.
1805: Hans Christian Andersen was also born. When the midwife first saw him, she exclaimed, “What an ugly duckling!”
1901: General Emilio Aguinaldo was released from detention, returned to his home in Kawit, and resumed life as a private citizen. Three years later, he teamed up with Jejomar Binay and ran for president but lost.
1902: The first motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles with the name Electric Theatre. Few people patronized it amid rumors the theater had electric chairs.
1984: In Jerusalem, three gunmen wounded 48 people when they opened fire into a crowd of shoppers. The suspects were Arab militants who got mad when a boutique refused to honor their expired gift certificates.
1996: Poland’s first post-war democratic president Lech Walesa resumed his old job as an electrician at the Gdansk shipyard. One of his friends who requested anonymity wrote Vicky Morales and requested that Walesa be featured on “Wish Ko Lang.”
Enjoy your weekend! Stay healthy!