Curly Putman William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-20-19

“En sång en gång för längese’n” was a big hit in Sweden in 1967. It translates to green, green grass of home. It was written, not the Swedish lyrics of course, by Curly Putman who also gave us  “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.”

Curly Putman who also gave us  "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."
How come the victim of the guy executed never got a song?
Curly Putman William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-20-19

Augustus the Strong William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-19-19

Augustus the Strong who was king of Poland for about 30 years starting in 1697 was also known as “the Saxon Hercules” and “Iron-Hand”. He liked to break horseshoes with his bare hands.

Augustus the Strong William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-19-19
Augustus the Strong

Leg of Santa Anna William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-17-19

The artificial leg of Santa Anna — the general was the bad guy at the Battle of the Alamo — is on display at the Illinois State Military Museum. 

It was captured at by the  Battle of Cerro Gordo during the Mexican War by the Fourth Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. 
 
The General escaped on horseback. He couldn’t run, after all.
Leg of Santa Anna William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-17-19
Leg of Santa Anna William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-17-19

Longest home run William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-16-19

We can’t find a source that authoritatively declares who hit the longest home run, but there is no dispute that 500-foot home runs are exceedingly rare and that in 1921 Babe Ruth credibly hit one in all eight American League ballparks.

Longest home run William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-16-19
Longest home run William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-16-19

Shindo Renmei William Lawrence Sr Omnbit 8-15-19

A group of Japanese immigrants to Brazil formed a group called Shindo Renmei to back the Empire during World War II. When Japan surrendered this group refused to believe it and killed any Japanese-Brazilian who said otherwise. They ended up murdering 23 and injuring 147 others.

Shindo Renmei William Lawrence Sr Omnbit 8-15-19
Shindo Renmei William Lawrence Sr Omnbit 8-15-19

Baboon named Fred William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-10-19

A baboon named Fred would stake out the road to Cape Point in South Africa and enter stopped cars to raid them for whatever snacks the motorists might happen to be carrying. 

He was eventually captured by authorities and put to sleep.
 
A postmortem x-ray showed he had been shot 50 times.
 
 
Baboon named Fred William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-10-19
Baboon named Fred

Arbitrary gun control laws William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-8-19

Martin Luther King Jr. once applied for a gun permit. He was turned down because Alabama was run by Democrats who had passed arbitrary gun control laws.

Arbitrary gun control laws William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-8-19
Martin Luther King Jr. once applied for a gun permit. He was turned down because Alabama was run by Democrats who had passed arbitrary gun