Hello Headliners! Celebrating a birthday today is singer Helen Kane, often cited as the inspiration for Betty Boop, even though she lost the court case when she sued Max Fleisher for wrongful appropriation of her likeness. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 70 – The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
- 1693 – Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon‘s invention of Champagne, although he actually did not have anything to do with sparkling wine.
- 1821 – Atkinson & Alexander publish The Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
- 1873 – American Indian Wars: while protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Cheyenne and Lakota people near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.
- 1892 – The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
- 1914 – World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, Belgium and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.
- 1944 – The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
- 1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time.
- 1964 – American civil rights movement: civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
- 1964 – Gulf of Tonkin incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
- 1984 – The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
- 1987 – The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
- 1993 – A federal judge sentences Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King‘s civil rights.
Let’s get to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
WORLD WAR WATCH:
conflict in the East China Sea—the trigger
points for World War III are in place.
SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:
FREE THE WEED!!!
IN INNER SPACE:
faces, caused by a reduction in testosterone,
saw art work boom 50,000 years ago