Category Archives: Today in History

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Because: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana

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Today in History

We impeached the mother-eff’er on this day in 2019.

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Yesterday, In History

…Bush v. Gore was ruled 20 years ago. The essential Election Law Blog has a good post up that compares/contrasts then vs. now, and some lessons we should have learned. To the degree that history repeats, we have a chance … Continue reading

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Today in History

On this day, the Virgin Mayor of Keg City became a Justice of the US Supreme Court.

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Falling Into History: 2020 Edition

[Ed. Note: We’ve been running this post since the blog began. It is from the SF Chronicle a lifetime ago, when we were younger and perhaps less cynical. And given how Prznint Stupid tried to float OBL’s niece threatening another … Continue reading

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Today in History

Richard Nixon resigned in 1974.

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Today In History

The U.S. dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing 140,000 people.Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. It’s always worth noting that this … Continue reading

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Today in History…

…Richard Nixon died. And this means it is time to re-read Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s euolgy for ol’ Tricky Dick. Every word, every syllable is perfect. It’s as good a piece of muscular prose as anything the Good Doctor ever … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Space Needle!

Today in 1962, The Space Needle was open to the public at the World’s Fair Everytime I look at the Jetson’s-era Space Needle (which is most days), it gives me both a sense of profound loss and of renewed hope. … Continue reading

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Today in History

¡JEB! suspended his 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign campaign. Please clap.

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