1992—George H.[H.]W. Bush, in N.H. for votes, says “[W]e are blessed. So don’t feel sorry for … don’t cry for me, Argentina.”
1989—On “Larry King Live,” guest Donald Trump asks his host, “Do you mind if I sit back a little bit? Because your breath is very bad.”
1989—The Gipper, on MLK Day, says some civil rights leaders are “doing very well…keeping alive the feeling that they’re victims of prejudice.”
1970—Americans learn from the Washington Monthly that the U.S. Army has had 1,000 investigators spying on U.S. citizens since 1965.
1968—Near Dak To, SP/5 Dwight H. Johnson engages so fiercely in a firefight that he is later awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1971 he’s shot to death in a suicidal robbery.
1968—Ex-Rep Jeanette Rankin [R-Mont.], 87, who voted against WW I and WW II, leads a march against the Vietnam War.
1965—Cuba deports Alan Ginsberg for calling Che Guevara “cute.”
1943—Future Senator Strom Thurmond [R-S.C.] has backseat sex with murderer Sue Logue as she’s being driven to the electric chair.
1919—In Boston, a badly-built tank collapses, releasing a flood of molasses—a raw material for war munitions; 21 die, 150 are injured.
1885—W.A. “Snowflake” Bentley makes the first successful photograph of a snowflake in Jericho, Vermont.