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- 1698 - In an effort to move his people away from archaic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on women and children with beards.
- 1836 - Sam Houston's version of the Funky Chicken is chosen as the official dance of the Republic of Texas.
- 1969 - Foghorn Leghorn takes some LSD.
- 1983 - King Kong's daughter, Stella Kovalski McKong is born. Stella quickly learns the chicken dance from chickens at a local farm.
- 1984 - Prime Minister Bakka-Lakka Da'kka declares the People's Republic of Jerkmenistan free from Morongolian rule.
- 1985 - Chickens go to a local disco dance party and gain popularity with their chicken dance.
- 1992 - Vacationing group of retirees attacked by flock of angry chickens while dancing the Macarena.
- 2006 - First Annual International Day to talk like a '80s metal singer. Millions attempting to imitate Ozzy Osbourne are instantly shot. Twice.
- 2007 - In a bid to improve the aerodynamic characteristics of his body, Asafa Powell amputates his nipples.