Today we honour W. E. B. Du Bois, on the anniversary of his 1868 birth. While he died in 1963, his books and articles are still avidly read around the world. Among the other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear are:
• 1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
• 1836 – The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
• 1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
• 1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented.
• 1898 – Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J’accuse“, a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
• 1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
• 1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
Without further delay, here are today’s Headlines Du Jour:
THE LATEST IN COCONUT GROVE:
WAR IS HELL:
THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:
The South still lies about the Civil War
In an ongoing revisionist
history effort, Southern
schools and churches
still pretend the war
wasn’t about slavery
TODAY IN TED NUGENT:
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