Sat, Aug 1

2007—An interstate highway bridge in Minneapolis collapses, killing 13. 1976—First occupation of the Seabrook nuclear power plant site. 1974—Alexander Haig meets for 50 minutes with Vice President Ford. They discuss Nixon’s possible resignation and a possible Ford pardon. Though it’s all quite above-board, no doubt, Haig has signed in on the official log under an assumed name. 1972—The Washington Post reports on a “two-bit burglary” at DNC HQ. 1972—First Lt. G.W.[MD] Bush loses his Air National Guard flying status because he skipped a required physical exam and drug test. 1969—Herb Kalmbach accepts a $100,000 bribe from milk producers on behalf of Richard Nixon. 1969—A Mass. …

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Fri, July 31

1999—Eugene Shoemaker becomes the first Earthling whose cremated remains are interred on the moon. 1996—Gerald Ford and George H.[H.] Walker Bush uphold the dignity of their former office by speaking for pay before followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. 1974—Richard Nixon’s former advisor John Ehrlichman gets a free five-year stay at a felons’ country club. 1972—Tom Eagleton withdraws his candidacy; the public is shocked. 1971—The “Justice” Department OK’s ITT’s ownership of Hartford Fire Insurance; ITT’s recent $400,000 “contribution” to the GOP convention is a mere coincidence. 1971—Dave Scott drives the first motor vehicle on the moon. 1961—Bruce Britt Sr. outruns cops at 120 mph, …

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Thurs, July 30

1975—Jimmy Hoffa is last glimpsed by anyone who’s talking. 1969—“I think that history will record that this may have been one of America’s finest hours,” says Richard Nixon in Saigon. 1956—Congress adopts “In God We Trust” as the national motto. 1945—The U.S.S. Indianapolis, having delivered the Hiroshima A-bomb to Tinian, is torpedoed and sunk on its return trip. Its sinking goes unnoticed due to security precautions. Drowning, exposure, and sharks claim 879 of the 1,100 aboard. 1938—Adolf Hitler pins the Grand Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle on his pal Henry Ford. 1917—A statement read in Parliament from Lt. Siegfried Sassoon says …

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Wed, July 29

1994—Being a good, pro-life Christian, Rev. Paul Jennings Hill uses a shotgun to kill Dr. John Britton and his bodyguard James Barrett, wounding Barrett’s wife June in the process. 1986—Ex-Chaplain Charlie Liteky renounces the Medal of Honor he was awarded for bravery in Vietnam over U.S. policies in Latin America. 1981—Congress passes Ronald Reagan’s tax cut for the rich. 1974—The House Judiciary Committee again impeaches Richard M. Nixon, this time for abuse of power and violating his oath of office. 1970—Thanks to a five-year grape boycott, the United Farm Workers win their first contract. 1967—Bum equipment and bad procedures let a stray electrical charge ignite …

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Tues, July 28

2012—Three elderly troublemakers infiltrate Oak Ridge, Tenn. and spill blood on its nuclear weapons plant. 2006—A wild storm topples the partially-renovated steeple of North Church and its attendent scaffolding onto Pleasant Street in Portsmouth. 2003—Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who once said Americans smoke Cuban cigars “at the cost of our national honor,” is photographed in Jerusalem lighting up a $25 Hoyo de Monterrey. 1957—An Air Force C-124 with engine trouble jettisons two core-less nukes 100 miles off Atlantic City. 1945—A B-25 hits the Empire State Building; six floors burn, 13 die, 26 are injured. Among them: elevator operator Betty Oliver. The cable of the elevator evacuating …

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Mon, July 27

2008—Shotgunning in a Knoxville church, Jim David Adkisson kills two and wounds seven. He cites Fox News’ Bernard Goldberg as one inspiration. 1996—To protect the sanctity of life, Eric Robert Rudolph bombs the Atlanta Summer Olympics. 1957—Jimmy Wilson (who’s Black) is sentenced to death in Ala. for stealing $1.95 from a woman (white). 1954—Mercenaries overthrow the government of Guatemala at the behest of the CIA. Genocide follows. 1946—Hollywood Reporter owner Billy Wilkerson, uncertain whether to name ten suspected Communists, consults Father Cornelius J. McCoy. He replies, “Get those bastards, Billy.” 1919—After a white man throwing rocks kills a Black man swimming at a segregated Chicago …

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