William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-22-14
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-21-14
The English Parliament remained in session without a break from 1640 to 1653. That’s why it’s called “The Long Parliament.”
It was called into session by Charles I and wound up cutting off his head.
It’s kind of an appropriate Omnibit for today.
It should be noted that those responsible for Charles’ execution were themselves executed when the Royalists returned to power in 1660, some by being hanged (to near death), drawn (removal of bowels while still alive) and quartered (cut in pieces after death).
One of those subject to such was Major-General Thomas Harrison, who remained cheerfully unrepentant during his ordeal. He reached over and smacked his executioner during the disemboweling, which cause his head to be prematurely removed.
It seems much aggravation could have been avoided if Parliament merely impeached Charles.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-20-14
This just in, Francisco Franco is still dead. His death happened on this date, Nov. 20, in 1975.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-18-14
The push button telephone turns 51 today. Bell Telephone Co. introduced it to the public on Nov. 18, 1963.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-17-14
For about a thousand years, Memphis Egypt was the largest city in the world. Nobody lives there anymore.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-15-14
Q. Is the artichoke a fruit or a vegetable?
A. Neither. It’s a flower.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibi 11-14-14
Fifty-eight percent of cats in the United States are overweight. Just 52 percent of dogs are.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-13-14
Q. Who was the youngest player to ever hit a hole in one in golf?
A. Give credit to six-year-old Tommy Moore of Hagerstonw, Md. He did it on the 145-yard fourth hole at the Woodbrier Golf Course in Martinsville, W.Va. on March 8, 1968.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-12-14