Off With Her Head!

May 19, 1536

Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, the king of England, is beheaded by sword (a weapon considered better suited for a queen than a common axe). She has been charged and found guilty of adultery, treason, and incest by Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to the king. She dies a single woman, her marriage to Henry VIII having been annulled two days earlier.

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Death of the Macho Man

May 20, 2011

Randall Mario Poffo (born November 15, 1952), better known by his ring name “Macho Man” Randy Savage, is a former American professional wrestler and actor who is perhaps best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He also had a short run with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Savage held twenty championships during his professional wrestling career and is a ten-time world champion – one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWF World champion, three-time ICW World Heavyweight Champion and four-time WCW World champion.

WWE has named Savage the greatest champion of all time and credited him for bringing “a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring performances.” Aside from winning championships, Savage is the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3 winner. For much of his tenures in the WWF and WCW, he was managed by his real life wife, “Miss Elizabeth” Hulette. Savage was recognizable by wrestling fans for his distinctively deep and raspy voice, his ring attire intensity exhibited in and out of the ring and his signature catch phrase “Ooh yeah!.” WWE has said of Savage, “There has never been a Superstar more colorful than ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.”

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