Jul 28, 2018
July 28. In 1750, J.S. Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation. In 1866, 18-year-old Vinnie Ream became the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission by the US government for a statue of Abe Lincoln. In 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law. In 1917, the Silent Parade took place in NYC protesting murders, lynchings and other violence directed towards African-Americans. In 1939, Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow." In 1945, a US Army bomber crashed into the Empire State Building, killing 14. In 1982, San Francisco banned handguns. In 1987, the Beatles sued Nike for using "Revolution" in its shoe commercials. In 1996, the remains of a prehistoric man were discovered in Kennewick, WA. . In 1998, Monica Lewinsky received immunity to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with President Clinton. (Remember when the legislature actually took action when Presidents committed crimes?) Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter, Lucy Burns, Jacqueline Kennedy, Natalie Babbitt, Fahmida Riaz. It's Liberation Day in San Marino. Mission: Shout at the parade. Silence is complicity.