Jun 17, 2017
June 17. In 1244, 24 carriage loads of the Jewish Talmud were burned in Paris ordered by Christian theologians. In 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth and her husband, the emperor Shah Jahan I, spent the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal. In 1876, 1500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General Crook’s forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory. In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship “Isere.” In 1950, the first kidney transplant was performed in Chicago. In 1963, the Supreme Court banned the required reading of the Lord’s Prayer in public schools. In 1972, five White House operatives were arrested for burgling the DNC offices. In 1987, the dusky seaside sparrow became extinct. In 1994, OJ Simpson was arrested for murder. In 2015, nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston SC by a White terrorist. In 2017, America continued to do absolutely nothing about guns except act like a baby. Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky, MC Escher, Ruth Graves Wakefield (the creator of the chocolate chip cookie) John Hersey, Venus Williams. Mission: Stop it!