Nov 18, 2017
November 18. In 401, the Visigoths crossed the Alps and invaded northern Italy. In 1302, Pope Boniface VIII issued the Unam Sanctum, claiming spiritual supremacy for the papacy. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women were arrested in Rochester for voting illegally in the Presidential election. They did not pay the fine. In 1928, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon was released starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It was directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. In 1959, “Ben Hur,” the movie that introduced me to leprosy, which gave me nightmares for years, premiered at Loew’s Theater in NYC. In 1961, JFK sent 18,000 troops to South Vietnam. In 1966, US Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays (goodbye fish sticks). In 1969, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr and Alan Bean landed on the moon in the 2nd manned lunar mission. In 2003, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts ruled the ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional and gave the state legislature 180 days to change the law. Happy Birthday, Imogene Coca, Don Cherry, Brenda Vaccaro, Margaret Atwood, Chloe Sevigny. Mission: Impeach Predator Trump NOW. End this shit show. It’s enough already.