February 22, 2005

*On to the history portion of today's programming

On this day in 1994, double agent Aldrich Ames was arrested.

Ames was CIA operative who sold secrets to the Soviet Union, including the names and identities of every US spy in Russia. Many of the agents were picked up and sent to gulags and at least ten of them were simply killed.

Also on this day, 1942, President Roosevelt ordered MacArthur out of the Philippines.

In other historic news, Disney’s Cinderella opened in theaters across America on this day in 1950. I don’t know why so many people hate the Disney Company. Does it have to do with Uncle Remus?

Have a history question? Leave them in the comments and I’ll either get to the truth or fabricate a believable answer.

Posted by Paul! at February 22, 2005 11:49 AM


I've always wondered who invented the paperclip, and was this person swindled out of their royalties? Or do they still collect to this day?

Also - this is sort of history related anyways:
How many lifetimes will Kim Jong Il have to live as an unsuccessful pig farmer and chicken-shit-shoveler in central Georgia to atone for the past sixty years as a stiletto wearing, tyrannical madman?

Posted by: shank at February 22, 2005 12:03 PM