- 321 – Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
- 1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
- 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
- 1912 – Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
- 1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
- 1985 – The song “We Are the World” receives its international release.
- 1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.
- 1994 – Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR “OH WHAT A BUNCH OF LOONS”
IN LGBT NEWS:
Religion may not
survive the Internet
There’s a reason churches are struggling
to maintain membership, and it has
nothing to do with Neil deGrasse Tyson
SO YOU DON’T GET LOST:
FREE THE CANADIAN WEED!!!
Ticket system for pot possession
pushed by some Tories
Police often turn a blind eye to avoid hours
of paperwork and court backlogs, MP says
FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
CRACK MAYOR CORNER:
Rob Ford friend Sandro Lisi
has long history of violence,
threats and dirty tricks
Sandro’ Lisi’s unsavory past includes
incidents of menacing, stalking and
assaulting young women, snitching
on drug rivals — and deliberately
VIDEO DU JOUR:
Packard: The Last Shift