May 25, 2019
May 25. In 1787, the Constitutional convention opened in Philadelphia w/George Washington presiding. (Yes, they are all rolling over in their graves.) In 1844, the gasoline engine was patented. In 1895, Oscar Wilde was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to two years in prison. In 1925, John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee (early MAGA zombies led the charge). In 1935, Babe Ruth hit his final homerun (714th) and Jesse Ownes broke three world records and tied a fourth in Michigan. In 1978, Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time. In 1981, Danile Goodwin scaled Chicago's Sears Tower wearing a Spiderman costume. In 1986, 7 million Americans participated in Hands Across America to raise money for the hungry. In 2006, Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted of conspiracy and fraud for the downfall of Enron (back in the day when corporate monsters were actually held accountable and convicted of their crimes. Lay died before serving time. Skilling was recently released to a halfway house.). In 2011, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" went off the air. Happy Birthday, Mathilde Verne, Theodore Roethke, Raymond Carver, Jamaica Kincaid, Amy Klobuchar. It's National Tap Dance Day, Geek Pride Day and International Missing Children's Day. Mission: Dance shamelessly and search vigorously.