It’s Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it’s Pops’ 88th birthday. Pops shares his date with these headlines from yesteryear:
• 1349 – Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remainder of their population is forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
• 1778 – The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
• 1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
• 1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
• 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
• 1929 – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone‘s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
TODAY IN HEALTH CARE:
Court overturns restrictions on
concealed guns in much of California
Appeals panel finds state rules allowing
counties to restrict the right to carry concealed
weapons in public violate the 2nd Amendment.
NATURE IS COMPLICATED:
Kentucky Sinkhole Eats
Corvettes, Raises Questions
Geologists explain what happened—and
which other areas might be vulnerable.
SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:
FREE THE WEED!!!
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