Nov 2, 2019
November 2. In 1721, Peter I, ruler of Russia, changed his title to emperor, not unlike modern-day America's so-called ruler. In 1867, HARPERS BAZAAR was founded. In 1920, the first commercial radio station (KDKA of Pittsburgh) began broadcasting. In 1947, Howard Hughes flew his Spruce Goose for the first and only time. In 1959, Charles Van Doren admitted he cheated on the NBC program "Twenty-One." In 1960, LADY CHATTERLY'S LOVER was found not guilty of obscenity. In 1963, Dion stormed out of a taping of TVs "Ready Steady Go!," complaining that the go-go girls were distracting. In 1965, Norman Morrison, a Quaker, set himself on fire in front of the Pentagon in protest of the use of napalm in the Vietnam War. In 1983, President Reagan signed a bill establishing MLK Jr Day as a federal holiday. In 1993, the US Senate called for full disclosure of Senator Bob Packwood's diaries in a sexual harassment probe--back when even GOP Senators gave half a shit about corruption. In 2003, the Episcopal Church consecrated its first openly gay bishop. Happy Birthday, Marion Jones Farquhar, Isabella Smith Andrews, Rose Bird, Maxine Nightingale, k.d. lang. It's All Souls' Day and International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Mission: GET YOUR SOULS BACK, AND THEN LOCK UP ALL THOSE CRIMINALS.