2016—D. Trump gets a free 1.5 hour infomercial from all the networks.
2009—Nashua-born news anchor Ernie Anastos tells a weatherman, on air, “Keep fucking that chicken.”
2001—Dick “Dick” Cheney vows to work on “the dark side”—his only side.
1992—Rudy Giuliani uses a bullhorn to lead 10,000 cops in a riot protesting a civilian police review board.
1976—Nelson Rockefeller, Veep, is photographed giving “the finger” to students at SUNY Binghamton.
1975—After winning by 355 votes, losing a recount by ten votes, and winning a ballot appeal by two votes, notorious Red-baiter Louis Wyman [R]—an appointed but not-seated Senator for three days—loses a special election to the droll John Durkin [D].
1968—Richard M. Nixon appears on “Laugh-In” and says, “Sock it to me”—which, eventually, they do.
1964—UC Berkeley bans free speech.
1942—A U.S. B-24 spots U-156 off the coast of Africa. A big Red Cross is on its deck, as are survivors of the sunken Laconia. Following orders, the B-24 attacks. The sub submerges; the survivors are left adrift.
1940—The peacetime draft begins.
1932—Peg Entwhistle’s dramatic career comes to an abrupt end at the foot of the Hollywoodland sign.
1920—A bomb in a horse-drawn-wagon explodes in front of the J.P. Morgan building on Wall Street, killing 38 and wounding 400.