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.

Saturday July 23rd

1715: First lighthouse in America was authorized by the Boston Light Bill.

1816: Charlotte Cushman (TRAN 1816-1876) actress.

1846: Henry David Thoreau is jailed for refusing to pay the poll tax in protest against the Mexican War.

1880: The first commercial hydroelectric power planet goes into operation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1886: Gottlieb Daimler invented his first automobile.

1886: Sir Arthur Whitten Brown (LOST 1886-1948) Scottish navigator of the first successful non-stop transatlantic flight.

1888: John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic tire.

1888: Raymond Chandler (LOST 1888-1959) mystery writer creator of Philip Marlowe.

1892: Alexander Berkman shoots Henry Clay Frick.

1892: Haile Selassie (LOST 1892-1975) Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974).

1914: Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia.

1938: Charles Harrelson (1938-2007) Mafia hit man father of Woody Harrelson.

1942: Treblinka extermination camp opens.

1944: Lublin-Majdanek concentration camp is liberated by the Soviets.

1950: Led by Edward C. Tolman, 157 UC employees refuse to sign the loyalty oath.

1950: The Gene Autry Show (1950-56) premiers with sidekick Pat Buttram.

1953: Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrows King Farouk.

1956: The Bell X-2 rocket plane sets the world aircraft speed record at 3,050kph.

1961: Woody Harrelson (13th 1961- ) actor Cheers (1985-93), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Zombieland (2009).

1967: 43 die in Detroit riots.

1971: Alison Krauss (13th 1971- ) bluegrass singer/songwriter.

1984: Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign, after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

1989: Daniel Radcliffe (MILL 1989- ) actor Harry Potter film series (2001-11), The Woman in Black (2012), Victor Frankenstein (2015).

1993: Poetic Justice is released directed by John Singleton, starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

1999: The Haunting is released directed by Jan de Bont, staring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor.

2010: Ramona and Beezus is released directed by Elizabeth Allen, staring Joey King and Selena Gomez.