Mar 21, 2020
March 21. In 1349, 3000 Jews were killed in a Black Death riot in Germany, since, apparently, the Jews are to blame for just about everything. In 1788, most of New Orleans burned to the ground. In 1925, Tennessee enacted the Butler Act, making it a crime for a teacher to teach any theory other than the Bible's theory of creation. [No comment.] In 1943, Rudolf von Gersdorff's plot to assassinate Hitler by using a suicide bomb fell thrugh as the bom would not defuseIn 1963, Alcatraz closed. In 1966, demolition work began to clear 13 blocks for the construction of the World Trade Center. In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled states could NOT require one year of residency for voting eligibility. In 1976, Claudine Lingerie, I mean, Longet, shot Spider Sabich. In 1980, President Carter announced the US Olympic boycott due to Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. In 1980, JR Ewing was shot on "Dallas." In 1984, part of Central Park was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon. In 1986, Debi Thomas became the first African American woman to win the World FIgure Skating Championships. In 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. In 2006, Twitter was founded. Happy Birthday, JS Bach, Alice Henry, Antonia Maury, Andrea Elle, Rose Stone. It's International Color Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, National Tree Planting Day, World Poetry Day, World Puppetry Day and Youth Day. Mission: Celebrate color, justice, trees, poetry, puppets and youth, but mostly, be careful and stay well.