Jun 3, 2017
June 3. In 1098, Christian Crusaders (is this not an oxymoron?) seized Antioch, Turkey. In 1856, Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine (uhh, now known as the Trump administration). In 1889, the first long-distance electric power transmission line in the US was completed from Willamette Falls to downtown Portland. In 1937, the Duke of Windsor married Wallis Warfield Simpson. In 1938, the German Reich voted to confiscate “degenerate art.” In 1943, US Navy sailors and Marines clashed with Los Angeles Latino youth in the Zoot Suit Riots. In 1965, Edward White became the first American to do a spacewalk, leaving the Gemini 4 capsule. In 1970, Har Gobind Khorana and colleagues announce the first synthesis of a gene from chemical components. In 1989, government troops in China forced protestors from Tiananmen Square after a 7-week occupation. Happy Birthday, Raoul Dufy, Josephine Baker, Allen Ginsberg, Suzy Quatro, Rafael Nadal. It’s Opium Suppression Movement Day and World Clubfoot Day. Mission: Put the opium pipe down! Make some degenerate art instead.