As every Beatles fan knows, February 18 is the birthday of Yoko Ono, who gets the Headlines Du Jour delivered to her doorstep every morning. She says her favourite part is the Headlines Du Jour from yesteryear:
• 1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
• 1865 – American Civil War: Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
• 1885 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
• 1913 – Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
• 1930 – Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
• 1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
• 1970 – The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
How’s that? Was it good for you too, Yoko? If so, let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour.
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VIDEO DU JOUR:
Yoko Ono backed by John Lennon, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention