Nov 16, 2019
November 16. (Frankly, today is a horrible day in history. I am leaving many bad things out. I think we already know how destructive mankind can be.) But . . . In 1776, the United Provinces (Netherlands) recognized the independence of the United States. In 1849, Dostoyevsky was sentenced to death for his anti-government activities in Russia. His sentence was later commuted to hard labor. In 1652, the asteroid 22 Kalliope was discovered. In 1904, the vacuum tube was patented. In 1938, LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann in Basel. In 1940, the Nazis closed off the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1969, the US Army announced several men were being charged in the massacre and cover-up at My Lai. In 1973, David Bowie appeared in his first TV special. In 1990, Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy since they were not really singing. Happy Birthday, Bonnie Greer, Zina Garrison, Diana Krall, Oksana Baiul, Maggie Gyllenhaal. It's International Day for Tolerance and Icelandic Language Day. Mission: Halda ro sinni. Stay calm.