|The headline from a year ago|
As Canadians wonder why Don Francks‘ birthday is not a national holiday, allow me to get personal for a moment. I co-starred with Mr. Francks (as an extra in two different scenes, breaking movie continuity) in 1978’s Drying Up the Streets, about heroin addiction in the big city. With the deep relationship I forged with Don, I can tell you that he loves the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
• 1525 – The Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés‘s forces.
• 1849 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
• 1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston
• 1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
• 1939 – The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
• 1953 – James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April’s Nature (pub. April 2).
• 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.
• 1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group’s leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
• 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.
Without any further delay, let’s get to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING:
FREE THE WEED!!!
TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY???
FOX NATION IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
IN OUTER SPACE:
VIDEO DU JOUR:
Don Francks stars in Jericho!!!