Sep 7, 2019
September 7. In 1888, Edith McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator. (I joined her 63 years later.) In 1911, poet Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested and jailed on suspicion of stealing the "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre. In 1915, the Raggedy Ann doll was patented. In 1916, US federal employees won the right to Workers' Compensation. In 1936, the last thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial named Benjamin, died in Tasmania. In 1966, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired its final episode. In 1978, Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, died of a hemenephirin overdose. In 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, dying six days later. Happy Birthday, Grandma Moses, Edith Sitwell, Nancy Keesing, Chrissie Hynde, Uta Pippig. It's Military Intelligence Day (what?) and National Threatened Species Day. Mission: Don't threaten species with your military, dammit--or your greed.