Hello Headline Hunters. Today’s birthday belongs to bass player Carol Kaye, who has played on more hits tunes than The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones combined! Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 1829 – Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1832 – In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.
- 1837 – Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1854 – Slavery is abolished in Venezuela.
- 1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1896 – A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1958 – Rock’N’Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
- 1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9,
equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on
domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes
before crash landing.
- 1972 – The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1989 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of crude oil after running aground.
- 1993 – Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
- 1998 – Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
- 2003 – The Arab League votes 21–1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
Here is today’s Headlines Du Jour: