Hello Headliners! It’s the birthday of both Albert Speer and Adolph Eichmann, not to mention Wyatt Earp, William Jennings Bryan, and Patrick McGoohan. They all loved their Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 1885 – Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
- 1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
- 1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
- 1931 – Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
- 1941 – World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
- 1945 – World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.
- 1954 – Willie Mosconi
sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss
during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.
- 1962 – Highly influential artist, Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, on Columbia Records label.
- 1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
It’s time for today’s Headlines Du Jour:
SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:
The Secret Lives of
Inner-City Black Males
Paul Ryan’s explanation for urban poverty isn’t much different from Barack Obama’s. Why did it make liberals so angry?
TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:
FREE THE WEED!!!
IT’S MICRO AND IT’S SOFT:
How to Survive the
Windows XPiration Date
Microsoft urges users of its aging software to move to Windows 8.1, but other paths might be easier
TODAY IN RELIGION:
IN OUTER SPACE:
VIDEO DU JOUR: