2019—“Last Call” at The Hammer.
2015—For $50 each, 240 actors cheer on cue in the lobby of Trump Tower as the star of a cancelled TV show announces he’s running for President.
2000—The Energy Department finds missing top-secret computer hard drives in a location which had already been searched twice.
1992—Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger is indicted for lying to Congress.
1966—Stokely Carmichael, continuing the March Against Fear as James Meredith recuperates from an assassination attempt, introduces “Black Power” to the nation’s lexicon.
1954—The first Bloomsday goes somewhat awry due to drunkenness.
1944—South Carolina kills George J. Stinney Jr., convicted in a three-hour trial before an all-white jury. Black, 14, 90 lbs., he is seated on phone books so the electrodes can reach him.
1943—Charlie Chaplin, 54, marries Oona O’Neill, 18; only his death in 1977 does them part.
1918—Eugene V. Debs delivers an anti-draft speech in Canton, Ohio, that is so effective he is later charged with ten counts of sedition.
1904—James Joyce and Nora Barnacle take a memorable walk.
1857—A riot erupts between New York City’s two police departments. Corrupt Democratic Mayor Fernando Wood’s recently-abolished Municipal Police retains its hold on City Hall.