Category Archives: Today in History
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
The LATimes reminds us: “On this date in 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed as he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The night before, facing death threats, King … Continue reading
…and the world has never recovered, and we in the US probably never will.
Andrew Breitbart went to his great reward in 2012. His last public words: I called you a putz cause I thought you werebeing intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize. @CenLamar @dust92 — AndrewBreitbart (@AndrewBreitbart) March 1, 2012
50 years ago today, Richard Nixon was inaugurated, and two years ago today, FatNixon was inaugurated.
On this day in 2016, Vlad Putin installed Comrade Trump, the russian usurper, as the 45th prznint of the United States. Yup, this was election day, two years ago.
[Ed: We’ve been running this post since the blog began. It is from the SF Chronicle a lifetime ago, from 2006 when we were younger and perhaps less cynical. This essay itself has fallen into the void and is no … Continue reading
The first atomic bomb was dropped.