Jan 14, 2017
January 14. In 1784, the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolution War, was ratified by the US. In 1878, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Queen Victoria. In 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. In 1967, the first Be-in took place in Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love. (Anyone there? I would have been, but I was in high school in Stockton, didn’t have a car, my parents would have never let me, I was chicken to overtly defy them, and I wasn’t a hippie. What was I? An annoyed A factory, among other things.) In 1985, Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. Happy Birthday, Cecil Beaton, Tillie Olsen, Julian Bond, T-Bone Burnett, Maureen Dowd. It’s Day of Defenders of the Motherland in Uzbekistan, Feast of the Ass in Medieval Christianity, Revolution and Youth Day in Tunisia. Mission: Start a revolution and feast on the asses.