Mon, Dec 21

2008—Todd Carmichael reaches the South Pole after traveling 692 miles on skis and on foot, solo.

2006—Saparmurat Niyazov’s term of office ends. Turkmenistan’s President for Life leaves a legacy of many golden statues…of himself.

2004—In Fort Valley, Ga., Larry Taylor refuses to give his cell phone to a would-be thief, who then shoots him in the head. Taylor walks two miles to his mother’s home, only to find she has moved to a nursing home. Despite this setback, he survives.

2001—“All in all,” says George W.[MD] Bush three months after 9/11, “it’s been a fabulous year for Laura and me.”

1996—After two years of denial, Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) admits to ethics violations.

1989—Vice President J. Danforth Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards in which “beacon” is spelled “beakon.”

1988—PanAm Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie; 270 perish.

1970—At the White House, Elvis gives Tricky Dick a chrome-plated Colt .45; Dick gives Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.

1956—Montgomery, Ala. buses desegregate—the boycott worked.

1921—After robbing a Paris bank, the anarchist Bonnot Gang drives off in a stolen Delauney-Belleville limousine—the world’s first getaway car.

1919—Emma Goldman is deported for speaking out against the draft.

4 thoughts on “Mon, Dec 21”

  1. Trish: Sorry, but we have nothing further on Larry. According to that article, he would have been born circa 1967, so, it ain’t him. His father, maybe? You might try the genealogy sites, or We’ve had good luck getting access to some of those via our local library—shoutout to the socialistic Portsmouth Public! Good luck, Trish.

  2. Awesome Steve! Do we know if he is still alive? I’m looking for a Larry Taylor born somewhere around 1942 give or take a few years.

    Thanks again, and Merry Christmas, Trish

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