Friday, August 17, 2007

On August 17, ...

... 1906, Hazel Bishop was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. A chemist, she's credited with inventing the 1st "Lasting Lipstick" -- an invention she parlayed into a multimillion-dollar cosmetics enterprise.
... 1987 (20 years ago today), convicted Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess committed suicide at age 93 at Spandau Prison in West Berlin, Germany. He'd been incarcerated there for the 41 years since his conviction in the 1st trial conducted by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg -- and for 21 years, he'd been the prison's lone inmate. The onetime top aide to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler'd made a bizarre flight to Scotland, ostensibly a unilateral bid to make peace with the Allies, in the middle of World War II.

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