Hello Headliners around the world — and to all the ships at sea. How are you celebrating the birthday of Jack Ruby, the man who launched a million conspiracy theories? That’s a lot of Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear. Here are some more:
- 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
- 1634 – The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
- 1655 – Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
- 1807 – The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
- 1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
- 1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
- 1948 – The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
- 1957 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg‘s poem “Howl” on the grounds of obscenity.
- 1958 – Canada‘s Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
- 1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
- 1995 – WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
|Who would support this crazy MoFo for president?
Why, it’s crazier MoFo Mark Koldys aka Johnny Dollar,
who went on to defend Fox News and cyber-bully me.
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