May 23rd, a day of endings.
In 1865, the ending of the Civil War is celebrated as the Army of the Potomac marches along Pennsylvania Avenue in celebration. Only weeks before, mourners had watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral cortege pass along the same thoroughfare.
In 1934 on this day the crime spree of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker was finally over as they were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police.
Another strange ending on this day was in 1945 when Hitler’s appointed successor, Karl Dönitz, was captured. It was Hitler’s last deviant act to leave Germany in the hands of a Nazis who could eventually rise to power again by playing stupid in a country village. This was a way to end The Second World War with a disputable surrender as Germany had the First World War. The surrender Hitler had used as a platform to build his vicious Make-Germany-Great-Again campaign (MGGA-pronouced with a gag one gets from drinking bleach similar to the pronunciation of today’s MAGA). Fortunately on this day in 1945 the Allies declared that they would not recognize the legitimacy of Dönitz’s administration, and arrested him as a regular Nazis for which he served ten years in prison.
Stay tuned to see what other bad things end today. Last I heard, Trump and his idiot followers still weren’t wearing their mask.
|I don’t need to wear no F*(king Mask!|