Hello Headliners! It’s the birthday of Richard Berry, who wrote one of the most important songs — and depending on who you believe: the dirtiest song — in all of Rock and Roll. Let’s start with the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 1876 – The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.
- 1919 – The International Labour Organization is founded.
- 1945 – World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
- 1951 – Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
- 1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
- 1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
- 1970 – Apollo 13 is launched.
- 1976 – The Apple I is created.
- 2012 – An 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, off northern Sumatra at a depth of 16.4 km. A tsunami hits the island of Nias at Indonesia.
Said, me gotta go . . . right to today’s Headlines Du Jour: