Howdy Headliners! Today is the birthday of Albert Einstein, who is still being proven right by the Large Hadron Collider more than 100 years after unveiling his Theory of Relativity. Other events on this day:
- 44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive.
- 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
- 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)
- 1943 – World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is “liquidated”.
- 1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- 1967 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 1984 – Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
- 1994 – Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
- 1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.
Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY???
TODAY IN RELIGION:
Satanic textbooks in prison due to his ‘religious beliefs’
SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:
TODAY IN LGBT EQUALITY:
TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:
FREE THE WEED!!!
GET THE FRACK OUTTA HERE:
ABC NEWS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Wing Radio Host’s Fringe Viewpoints
And Disdain For Civil Discourse