In order to best celebrate Dean Stockwell‘s 78th birthday, let’s take some look at Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus‘s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church
- 1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War
(also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a
subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by future U.S. president John Adams.
- 1836 – Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
- 1912 – Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
- 1933 – Adolf Hitler‘s Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
- 1946 – Winston Churchill coins the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
- 1960 – Cuban photographer Alberto Korda takes his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
- 1974 – Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- 1979 – America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
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