Mar 24, 2018
March 24. In 1401, Turco-Mongol emperor Timor sacked Damascus. In 1712, Bach published the Brandenburg Concertos. In 1832, Mormon founder Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio, possibly for molesting his sister—NOT due to religious persecution. In 1837, Canada gave Blacks the right to vote. In 1921, the first international women’s sports event, the Women’s Olympiad, began in
Monte Carlo. In 1958, Elvis Presley was drafted.
In 1960, a US court ruled LADY CHATTERLY’S LOVER was not obscene and could be mailed. In 1973, Lou Reed was bitten on his ass by a fan in Buffalo. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Happy Birthday, Fanny Crosby, Harry Houdini, Dorothy Height, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (99!), Tig Notaro. Mission: Resist this rampant unethical sleaze. March for Your Lives.
Sep 30, 2012
In 1938, the League of Nations outlawed intentional bombings of civilian populations. In 1955, James Dean died on the road in Cholame, CA. In 1962, James Meredith entered University of Mississippi after four tries. It's Truman Capote's birthday. W.S. Merwin's. Elie Wiesel's. Johnny Mathis's. Frankie Lyman's. Ritah Parrish's. Mission: Don't bomb people. Just eat cake.
Mar 17, 2012
March 17. Nat King Cole's birthday. Nureyev's. Mission: Sing like syrup. Dance like a geyser with a plan.