Sat, Oct 16

2002—George W.[MD] Bush signs the law he demanded giving him permission to start an unprovoked war. 1973—Fred and Donald Trump are sued by the Justice Dept. for discriminating against minority renters. Their lawyer, Roy Cohn, countersues, claiming the victims are the Trumps. 1973—Henry Kissinger gets the Nobel Peace Prize; Tom Lehrer declares political satire obsolete. 1972—Majority Leader Hale Boggs [D-La.], Rep. Nick Begich [D-Alaska], aide R. Brown, and pilot D. Jonz vanish while flying over Alaska. 1968—Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Mexico City Olympic winners, raise fists in the Black Power salute. 1962—At breakfast, President John F. Kennedy finds he’s got a Cuban Missile Crisis …

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Fri, Oct 15

2008—The Dow loses 7.8 percent of its value in its 2nd worst day ever. 2004—Jon Stewart appears on CNN’s “Crossfire” and begs Tucker Carlson to “stop hurting America.” Less than 90 days later CNN announces the show is over. 1997—On Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, RAF pilot Andy Green breaks the sound barrier in a jet-driven, 110,000 horsepower car. 1969—In the U.S., two million march in the first Vietnam Moratorium. One demo in Boston draws 100,000. 1966—In Oakland, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale form the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. 1965—David Miller becomes the first American to publicly burn his draft card in Vietnam War …

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Thurs, Oct 14

2018—RIP, Emilio V. Maddaloni. 2011—Weeks after a U.S. drone smites his dad, a U.S. citizen in Yemen, Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki, also a U.S. citizen, meets the same fate. Neither got a trial. 2001—Delta Flight 458 is diverted to Charlotte after two praying Orthodox Jews are mistaken for terrorists. 1984—Having fired talk show barker Morton Downey Jr., KFBK in Sacramento replaces him with someone even worse: Rush Limbaugh. 1968—The Pentagon orders 24,000 troops back to Vietnam for an involuntary second tour. 1968—At the Presidio stockade, 27 soldiers are arrested for mutiny. 1962—A U-2 over Cuba detects ballistic missile sites being built. 1947—Broken ribs be damned: Chuck …

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Wed, Oct 13

2004—Andrea Mackris sues her ex-boss, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, for making lewd phones calls. Two weeks later O’Reilly pays her $9M to shut up. 2004—George W.[MD] Bush claims during a televised debate, “Gosh, I don’t think I ever said I’m not worried about Osama bin Laden. That’s kind of one of those exaggerations,” directly contradicting his own statement of March 3, 2002 that he’s “not that much concerned about him.” 1991—A lie detector test suggests Anita Hill is telling the truth about Clarence Thomas. 1988—Experts call the Shroud of Turin a 13th century fake. 1972—Seventy-five years after the land for it was allocated, the Burns Paiute …

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Tues, Oct 12

1984—Tory complacency ends in re repression in Northern Ireland; Provos bomb Maggie Thatcher’s hotel. 1972—A race riot aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk injures 47. 1970—Lieut. William Calley is court-martialled for 102 murders. 1968—Navy nurse Susan Schnall drops anti-war leaflets from a plane onto five Bay-area military bases. 1964—JFK’s intimate friend Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered under the murkiest of circumstances. 1964—Canadian John Watkins, suspected of spying by CIA man James Jesus Angleton, is interrogated to death in a Montreal hotel. 1961—The FBI launches a “Socialist Worker Disruption Program.” 1960—Otoya Yamaguchi, 17, a right-winger, runs a sword through Inejiro Asanuma, leader of the Socialists, during a …

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Mon, Oct 11

2006—Nine years after she was hit by a lampost knocked over by a Macy’s parade balloon, Kathleen Caronna’s Manhattan apartment burns after being struck by Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle’s Cirrus airplane. 2003—Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, 33, gives Yankee coach Don Zimmer a shove, knocking the 72-year old Zimmer to the ground. 2002—The U.S. Senate approves the error made yesterday by the House. 1991—Anita Hill testifies before Congress that she was sexually harassed by her former boss, Supreme Court Justice-to-be Clarence Thomas. 1973—Henry Kissinger tells Brent Scowcroft that President Nixon can’t take a call from the British Prime Minister because he’s too “loaded.” 1963—NSAM 263 …

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