Tues, June 28

2018—A Trump supporter with a grudge and a shotgun kills five in the Capital Gazette newsroom. 2009—Stephen Hawking throws a party for time travelers. No one shows. 2005—Operation Red Wings goes sideways: 19 U.S. special operators die in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, including Daniel R. Healy of Exeter, N.H. It’s the greatest single loss for U.S. special ops since WW II. 1994—The Department of Energy admits hundreds of U.S. citizens were used as unwitting guinea pigs in radiation experiments during the Cold War. 1975—Rod Serling enters another dimension…. 1972—Nixon says no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam, further eroding an anti-war movement already weakened by …

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Mon, June 27

2018—Donald Trump’s banker’s father announces he’s creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court by retiring. 2015—Ten days after the Charleston Massacre, Bree Newsom scales a pole at the South Carolina State House and removes the Confederate battle flag. 2006—Pinkos in the Senate block a Flag Protection Amendment.® 2003—The “Do Not Call” list signs up 735,000 people on Day One. 2000—“Until I’m the President,” says George W.[MD] Bush, “it’s going to be hard for me to verify that I think I’ll be more effective.” 1995—Days after Rep. John Boehner [R-Ohio] hands out checks from tobacco lobbyists on the floor of the House, a key committee votes …

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Sun, June 26

2015—The Supreme Court puts an end to marriage discrimination. 2013—Byron Low Tax Looper [his legal name], imprisoned for murdering his political opponent, dies at 48 of a heart attack, hours after assaulting a pregnant prison guard. 2006—As Rush Limbaugh returns from the Dominican Republic—a tourist sex-mecca—customs officers confiscate his illicit stash of Viagra. 2002—A Federal court edits “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. 1995—EPA workers dismantle David Hahn’s homemade backyard nuclear reactor. The Michigander is 17. 1976—Gov. Kit Bond rescinds a predecessor’s “Extermination Order” banning Mormons from Missouri. 1954—Bao Dai, the feckless puppet Emperor of South Vietnam, appoints Ngo Dinh Diem as premier. …

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Sat, June 25

2013—The Supreme Court rips the guts out of the Voting Rights Act. 2005—“I could kill someone with this,” says Vladimir Putin putting Bob Kraft’s Super Bowl ring in his pocket. 1998—The Fed OKs the Travelers/Citicorp merger: the fuse is lit. 1996—Al-Qaeda kills19 U.S. servicemen in Saudi Arabia and wounds 372. Saudis and the CIA blame Iran. 1973—Ex-White House Counsel John Dean, on live TV, blows the big whistle on his crooked former boss. 1971—ITT lobbyist Dita M. Beard writes a memo noting that Pres. Richard “Dick” Nixon knew ITT was giving the Republican National Committee a $400,000 bribe to get a favorable Justice Dept. decision. …

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Fri, June 24

2021—New York finally disbars Rudy Giuliani for acting like Rudy Giuliani. 1994—U.S.A.F Lt. Col. Arthur Holland, hot-dogging during air-show practice maneuvers, crashes a B-52 at Fairchild AFB in Washington State. 1986—New York finally disbars Roy Cohn for acting like Roy Cohn. 1971—Nixon’s Special Counsel Charles Colson circulates the first White House “Enemies List.” 1970—Staging fails on the Kittery side of the Piscataqua River Bridge project. Four men fall 75 feet to their deaths, seven others are injured. 1968—Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, tells a Long Island audience, “The enemy has lost whatever chance he had of taking South Vietnam by military …

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Thurs, June 23

2016—Memorializing W.Va.’s worst flooding in 100 years, a burning house is filmed as it floats down a creek. 2008—James Hansen warns Congress about global warming—again. 2005—Roller coaster safety expert Richard H. Brown, 64, dies of injuries received in a fall in his own driveway. 2001—“Dark Winter”—a war game simulation of a smallpox outbreak in the U.S.—shows lack of preparation for pandemic would result in chaos. 1988—NASA’s James Hansen warns Congress of the seriousness of the threat of global warming. 1976—Edwin Walker, former Army General and target of Lee Harvey Oswald, is arrested for fondling an undercover cop in a Dallas men’s room. 1972—Nixon is hoist’ …

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