2020—A U.S. President, frightened by a protest against the police killing of George Floyd, hides for an hour in the White House bunker.
2017—A U.S. President asks an aide, at a Memorial Day observance, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”
2015—The Washington Post prints ex-Gov. John H. Sununu’s confession that in 1988 he bartered state assets—low numbered license plates—to buy support for G.H.[H.]W. Bush.
2008—Senator (and candidate) John McCain [R-Ariz.] says “Mosul is quiet” on a day when 30 die there.
2002—FBI head Robert Mueller says 9/11 might have been preventable.
2001—The Bush twins, charged with underage boozing, plead nolo.
1992—In Gibsonton, Fla., “Lobster Boy” Grady Stiles Jr. is murdered by a hit man hired by his family.
1987—Michael Jackson attempts to buy the Elephant Man’s bones.
1968—Charles deGaulle flees the Paris insurgency. In Baden-Baden, French General J. Massu advises him, “You’re in the shit and you have to stay in it a bit longer.” He returns.
1953—Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary top Everest.
1941—Disgruntled Disney cartoonists vote to go out on strike.
1932—WW I “Bonus Marchers” begin arriving in Washington, D.C.
1922—The Supreme Court rules that baseball is not a business and is therefore exempt from anti-trust laws.