Sun, 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. 1987—Socialist Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso and an opponent of the World Bank, is assassinated in a French-backed coup. 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 …

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Sat, 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 ever got a trial. 1984—KFBK in Sacramento replaces Morton Downey Jr., with someone even worse: Rush Limbaugh. 1976—The U.S., presided over by Gerald Ford, Republican, apologizes to Japan, offended by a Hiroshima re-enactment in which Paul Tibbets flew a B-29 over Harlingen, Texas, creating a [mock] mushroom cloud. 1968—The Pentagon orders 24,000 troops back to Vietnam for an involuntary second tour. 1947—Blaming it on “an alliance between industrialists and the Republican majority in Congress,” UMW President …

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Fri, 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 her ex-boss Clarence Thomas. 1988—Radiocarbon dating says the Shroud of Turin is 780 years old. 1972—Seventy-five years after land was originally allocated for it, …

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Thurs, Oct 12

1984—A Provisional IRA bomb in a Brighton hotel kills five, but top target Maggie Thatcher is unscathed. 1972—A race riot aboard the USS Kitty Hawk leaves 47 injured. 1970—Lieut. William Calley is court-martialed 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 …

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Wed, Oct 11

2019—CNN: “Two men connected to Giuliani’s Ukraine efforts charged with funneling foreign money into [Donald Trump’s] U.S. election.” 2015—News reports say two 1976 assassinations in Washington, D.C. were ordered by CIA-installed Chilean dictator A. Pinochet, and covered up by the CIA and President Reagan. 2012—Donald Trump projects, accusing Barack Obama of “laundering money into his campaign from illegal online foreign donations.” 2002—The House votes to let Presidents use the Pentagon as they please. 1991—Seven of New Hampshire’s largest banks, holding 25% of all deposits and 60% of all commercial loans, are closed by regulators. 1990—Coached by Hill & Knowlton, the Kuwaiti Ambassador’s daughter lies to …

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Mon, Oct 9

2005—Four die as the Cold River floods Alstead, N.H. 2001—Two Democratic Senators receive letters carrying anthrax spores. 1998—In “a mockery of the regulatory process” that “brazenly violates existing law,” Citicorp and Travelers Group merge into Citigroup, enriching Sandy Weill and Jamie Dimon but costing taxpayers billions. 1992—A meteorite strike in Peekskill, N.Y. turns Michelle Knapp’s $300 Chevy Malibu into a tourist attraction she sells for $25,000. 1974—Rep. Wilbur Mills [D-Ark.] is stopped at 2 a.m. for speeding with his headlights off. His passenger, Fanne [sic] Foxe, aka “The Argentine Firecracker,” hops into the Tidal Basin. 1967—Ernesto “Che” Guevara taunts his executioner: “Just shoot, you coward. …

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