It's August 7, maybe you or somebody you know has a birthday. And so does sultry Dutch dancer Mata Hari.
Mata Hari elevated exotic dancing to respectable status in Europe when she was (many say wrongly) convicted by France of spying for Germany during World War I. Her response to the charges: "A harlot? Yes, but a traitor, never!"
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one and all, and to Mata Hari, a badass who blew a kiss to her firing squad.
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