Hello, Headliners! Today’s birthday belongs to Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad, who, as Celia Cruz, was also known as “The Queen of Salsa Music.” She died in 2003, but recently made Headlines Du Jour for a tee vee series being made on her life. Here are other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
- 1097 – First Crusade: Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch.
- 1520 – Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan.
- 1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
- 1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement.
- 1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
- 1867 – Manifest Destiny: Medicine Lodge Treaty – Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas a landmark treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.
- 1879 – Thomas Edison
invents a workable electric light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park,
N.J. which was tested the next day and lasted 13.5 hours. This would be
the invention of the first commercially practical incandescent light.
Popular belief is that he invented the first light bulb, which he did
- 1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting U.S. President against lynching in the deep South.
- 1945 – Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.
- 1959 – In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
- 1959 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.
- 1973 – John Paul Getty III‘s ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn’t arrive until November 8.
- 1983 – The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
Here is today’s Headlines Du Jour:
LIFE IS LIKE EBOLA CHERRIES:
MORE OF THAT GOP OUTREACH:
GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST RACIAL SOCIETY:
ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:
FREE THE WEED:
GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:
TODAY IN RELIGION:
IN INCOME INEQUALITY:
TODAY IN UNIONISM:
STEVE DOOCY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
still does not understand the
concept of transgender people
using public restrooms
IN OUTER SPACE:
be all WOMEN? Females need less
resources so the trip is easier, claims expert