G’day Headliners!!! It’s the 72nd birthday of Leon Russell, who started out as a session player before putting out records under his own name. As a member of the Crypt-Kickers Five, Russell is on record praising the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida.
- 1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
- 1902 – “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
- 1917 – World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
- 1930 – After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
- 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
- 1975 – Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) in height, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
- 1992 – In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
Whatever happened to my Trabsylvania Twist? No matter, here are today’s Headlines Du Jour:
IN ‘MERKIN POLITICS:
FREE THE WEED!!!
TODAY IN RELIGION:
EVOLUTION IS COMPLICATED:
STEVE DOOCY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Art and Science Collide in the Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Particle Fever, a documentary about
the physicists who found the “God
particle,” suggests doing science
isn’t that different from making art
BONUS VIDEO DU JOUR: