Neo-revisionist

There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.

Wednesday August 16th

1745: Jacobite Rising (1745-46) begins.

1789: Amos Kendall (COMP 1789-1869) Democratic newspaper publisher, members of Jackson’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” Postmaster General (1835-40), investor in Samuel Morse’s telegraph.

1802: Isaac Adams (TRAN 1802-1883) Adams power press (1827).

1812: General William Hull surrenders Detroit to the British without firing a shot.

1861: Abraham Lincoln prohibits trade between the United States and the Confederacy.

1884: Hugo Gernsback (LOST 1884-1967) inventor/magazine publisher who was a popularizer of early radio technology and the Father of Science Fiction.

1888: T. E. Lawrence (LOST 1888-1935) British army officer/archaeologist known as Lawrence of Arabia.

1892: Hal Foster (LOST 1892-1982) Canadian-American comic strip artist Prince Valiant.

1896: Klondike Gold Rush (1896-98) begins.

1898: The loop-de-loop Roller Coaster is patented by Edwin Prescott.

1911: E. F. Schumacher (GI 1911-77) German economist Small Is Beautiful (1973), A Guide For The Perplexed (1977).

1913: Menachem Begin (GI 1913-1992) Prime Minister of Israel (1977-83) who shared the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize with Anwar Sadat.

1924: Fess Parker (GI 1924-2010) actor Davy Crockett (1955), The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), Old Yeller (1957), Daniel Boone (1964-70).

1925: Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush is released.

1929: Western Wall Uprising.

1930: The first color sound cartoon, Fiddlesticks, created by Ub Iwerks, is released by MGM.

1933: Julie Newmar (SIL 1933- ) actress Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Li’l Abner (1959), My Living Doll (1964–1965), Batman (1966-1967).

1934: William Beebe descended 3,028 feet in his bathysphere into the ocean near Bermuda.

1939: New York City’s Hippodrome Theater closes.

1943: Białystok (Poland) Ghetto Uprising.

1946: Great Calcutta Riot.

1953: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi removes Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.

1954: Sports Illustrated is published.

1954: James Cameron (BOOM 1954- ) filmmaker The Terminator (1984), Rambo (1985), Aliens (1985), Last Action Hero (1993), Titanic (1997).

1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets play the Apollo (Aug 16-22).

1958: Madonna (BOOM 1958- ) singer/actress Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), Evita (1996).

1960: Timothy Hutton (BOOM 1960- ) actor Taps (1981), The Good Shepherd (2006), The Last Mimzy (2007), Leverage (2008-12).

1962: Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as drummer for The Beatles.

1963: Buddhists begin protest across South Vietnam against President Ngo Dinh Diem.

1977: Elvis Presley dies at the Graceland Mansion.

1995: The Usual Suspects is released directed by Bryan Singer.

2007: Wired magazine breaks the news that Washington politicians the CIA and FBI have been editing Wikipedia entries.

2013: The Butler is released directed by Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker.