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Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian cartographer. Born in Florence, Italy, Vespucci quickly established a fondness for two things: drawing maps and naming things after himself. These twin obsessions made him something of a social outcast in his own time; however, he has attracted a certain degree of renown in the present day.
Vespucci once held the distinction of being the only historical figure to become immensely famous for doing absolutely nothing noteworthy; however, this accomplishment was eventually replicated by George Washington Carver and, later, by Kim Kardashian. Vespucci was born to wealthy merchant Giovanni Vespucci and his wife, whose name history has forgotten because women are not important. A popular tale holds that Vespucci's first act on earth was to point to himself and exclaim "Amerigo Vespucci," thereby naming himself. However, this tale is likely apocryphal, because babies cannot speak. (Full article...)
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- 212 BC - Archimedes arrested for indecent exposure. (Pictured)
- 1222 - Mary had a little lamb, with tumeric, black pepper and some olive oil.
- 1893 - Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience by neglecting to pay a traffic ticket.
- 1905 - Norway files for divorce from Sweden after ninety-one years of agonizing marriage.
- 1981 - Israel bombs a nuclear reactor in Iran in celebration of the Jewish holiday Shavuot.
- 2010 - Mick Jagger finally gets some satisfaction, is later arrested behind a local Nando's.
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