Jun 9, 2018
June 9. In 68, Nero committed suicide after quoting the Iliad, starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. In 1915, William Jennings Bryan resigned as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over the sinking of the Lusitania. (Bryan opposed American imperialism and entering WW 1.) In 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in the cartoon "The Wise Little Hen." In 1968, President Johnson declared a national day of mourning following the assassination of Bobby Kennedy on June 5. In 1973, Secretariat won the Triple Crown. In 1980, Richard Pryor was severely burned in a free-basing accident. In 1998, the Ronettes sued Phil Spector for not paying royalties for 35 years. Happy Birthday, Cole Porter, Jackie Wilson, Letty Pogrebin, Patricia Cornwell, Natalie Portman. It's Coral Triangle Day. Mission: Sink Swampy Scott Pruitt before he sinks us.