2011—During a speech in Las Vegas, Donald Trump drops about seven f-bombs, promising to tell the Chinese, “listen you mother______s, we’re going to tax you 25 percent.”
2006—Rush Limbaugh’s lawyers announce that their fine work will keep their dope-addled client out of prison.
2004—The SEC votes to let banks risk more money and keep less on hand.
2004—Frank Lautenberg [D-N.J.] says on the floor of the Senate, “We know who the chickenhawks are. They talk tough on national defense and military issues … but when it was their turn to serve, they were AWOL.”
1988—Aloha Airlines 737 develops a 20 foot hole in its fuselage; stewardess Clarabelle Lansing falls to her death.
1987—Contras in Nicaragua, “moral equivalent of our Founding fathers” according to President Reagan, murder American volunteer Ben Lindner.
1975—Daniel Schorr reports on CBS that the CIA plotted to assassinate the leaders of Chile, Congo, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.
1973—Hot brakes start a fire in the Roseville, Calif. railyard, and a trainload of bombs explodes; 5,500 buildings are damaged, the town of Antelope disappears, but no one dies.
1945—Benito Mussolini and his mistress fail in an attempt to flee from Italy. They are shot by partisans and hanged by the heels from lampposts.
1789—Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the Bounty.