Billie Holiday – Fine and Mellow (1957)
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Some popes were sexually active before their election as pope; and it has sometimes been claimed that other Popes were sexually active during their papacies.
And a short list of famous people who have been “buried” in space.
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OJ Simpson is taking a little time off from hunting for the real killers on every golf course he can find to do a candid camera type show for pay per view called Juiced.
As part of the pay-per-view show, Simpson pretends to sell the Bronco at a used car lot and boasts to a prospective buyer that he made the vehicle famous, according to a segment aired Thursday on “Inside Edition.”
“It was good for me _ it helped me get away,” Simpson said, referring to the slow-speed, televised police chase that preceded his 1994 arrest on charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Goldman’s father, Fred, told “Inside Edition” he found Simpson’s comment “morally reprehensible.”
Washington’s lynching 90 years ago was so astonishingly brutal that the incident became known nationally as the “Waco Horror.”
The Waco Interracial Coalition is forcing Waco to confront some of its painful history and there are many in this city of 200,000 who have no interest in apologizing for something that happened 90 years ago.
“It’s a very ugly part of history,” says Ray Meadows, a Waco county commissioner. “I regret that it happened, but as far as me coming out to apologize…I didn’t have anything to do with it.”
A Murder, Followed by a Lynching
Around sundown of May 8, 1916, Lucy Fryer, the wife of a well regarded cotton farmer, was found bludgeoned to death in the doorway of her seed house. Jesse Washington, who was illiterate and branded “feeble-minded”, confessed to the murder.
Soon after a jury found him guilty, a crowd of 2,000 men seized Washington, chained him, beat him and dragged him to the town square, where he was burned.
His fingers were amputated for souvenirs and his fingernails taken for keepsakes. Finally all that was left was a charred torso, but Washington’s body parts were put in a bag so they could be dragged through downtown.