Jul 20, 2019
July 20. In 1801, a 1235-lb cheese ball was presented to President Jefferson by farmer Elisha Brown, Jr. (Hmm, I wonder what kind of damage a 1235-lb cheeseball could do to a 250-lb cheeseball??) In 1807, Nicephore Niepce was awarded a patent for the world's first internal combustion engine. In 1848, the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls concluded. In 1881, Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops in Montana. In 1903, Ford shipped its first car. In 1934, the National Guard was called out to quell a longshoremen's strike on Portland's docks. In 1940, the first freeway opened in California (Arroyo Seco Parkway). In 1944, an assassination attempt by German officials on Adolf Hitler unfortunately failed. In 1965, "Like a Rolling Stone" was released. In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr walked on the moon (as I sulked in the basement). In 1977, the CIA revealed it had engaged in mind-control experiments. In 2005, Canada legalized same-sex marriage. In 2012, James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, CO, killing 12. In 2017, OJ Simpson was paroled. Happy Birthday, Julie Vinter Hansen, Cindy Walker, Natalie Wood, Judy Chicago, Sandra Oh. It's International Chess Day and Tree Planting Day. Mission: THIS SHIT IS SERIOUS. VOTE THESE GREEDY, ETHICLESS, THICKBRAINED FASCISTS OUT! Then, plant a tree for the restoration of democracy in America.