Category Archives: 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
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
¡JEB! suspended his 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign campaign. Please clap.
Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Just sayin’.
The 2000 Goat Rodeo of Chimpy McStagger v Al Gore concluded and then the stealing began, and essentially we ended up where we are today because of that shit show then. On this date, next year,365 days from now, we … Continue reading
“On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; … Continue reading
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was born on this date in 1937. Instructive Quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in … Continue reading
On June 6, 1944, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower gives the order of the day (“Full Victory — Nothing Else”) to paratroopers in England just before they board planes to lead the first assault on France, beginning the liberation of Europe. D-Day!
In the early hours of June 4, 1989, armed troops moved to crush an uprising, killing hundreds if not thousands of Chinese citizens. Today, the Chinese government is doing its utmost to censor what happened and is cracking down on … Continue reading