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If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

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 Today in History - 11/1

  • 79 Pompei buried by Mt Vesuvius
  • 996 1st use of name "Austria" for Ostarrichi/in oorkonde
  • 1210 King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
  • 1248 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
  • 1349 Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
  • 1462 Arch duke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
  • 1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, 1st exhibited