Tues, Feb 8

2020—Given a choice between a second term for Trump or “a giant meteor [striking] the earth, extinguishing all human life,” a poll says 62% of N.H. Democrats would prefer the meteor. 2015—Another two feet of snow fall on Portsmouth. It’s five feet deep now. 1996—The Telecommunications Act gives corporations airwaves worth $70 billion, eliminates ownership limits, deregulates cable rates, and protects licenses against citizen complaints. 1971—ARVN invades Laos in Operation Lam Son 719: a chaotic disaster. 1968—State Troopers fire on Black protestors in Orangeburg, S.C., killing three and wounding 27. 1946—For taking down a sign about Jim Crow laws in a Bessemer, Ala. bus, honorably …

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