Dec 14, 2019
December 14. In 1503, Nostradamus was born in St. Remy, France. In 1799, George Washington died. In 1901, the first table tennis tournament was held at the London Royal Aquarium. In 1918, British women over 30 voted in a general election for the first time. In 1940, plutonium was isolated in Berkeley, CA. In 1945, Josef Kramer, the "Beast of Belsen," and 10 other Nazi monsters were executed in Hamelin for war crimes. In 1948, a patent was granted for the cathode-ray tube amusement device, the first interactive electronic game. In 1962, Bob Dylan's first single "Mixed-Up Confusion" was released. In 1980, Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil for John Lennon, who had been shot on the 8th. One hundred thousand showed up at Central Park. In 1985, Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. In 2012, the Sandy Hook massacre occurred, killing 28, 20 of them children. Happy Birthday, Margaret Chase Smith, Virginia Coffey, Shirley Jackson, Ellen Jane Willis, Patty Duke. It's Martyred Intellectuals Day and Monkey Day. Mission: Resist the GOP destruction of democracy in America. They are committing crimes against humanity.