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.

Sunday September 21th

1638: Treaty of Hartford ends the Pequot War.

1776: Great Fire of New York.

1780: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.

1849: Maurice Barrymore (PROG 1849-1905) patriarch of the Barrymore acting family.

1866: H. G. Wells (MISS 1866-1946) author The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), War of the Worlds (1898), First Men in the Moon (1901).

1867: Henry Stimson (1867-1950) Secretary of War (1911–1913), Governor-General of the Philippines (1927–1929), Secretary of State (1929–1933), Secretary of War (1940–1945).

1897: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus editorial published in the New York Sun.

1912: Houdini first performs the Chinese Water Torture Cell.

1912: Chuck Jones (GI 1912-2002) producer/ director Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.

1931: Larry Hagman (SIL 1931-2012) actor son of Mary Martin Ensign Pulver (1964), Fail-Safe (1964), I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Dallas (1978-91, 2012-13).

1934: Leonard Cohen (SIL 1934- ) poet/singer/songwriter Suzanne (1967), Everybody Knows (1988), First We Take Manhattan (1987), Hallelujah (1984), The Future (1992).

1937: J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.

1945: Jerry Bruckheimer (BOOM 1945- ) producer Cat People (1982), Flashdance (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), CSI (2000- ), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003),  The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010), The Lone Ranger (2013).

1947: Stephen King (BOOM 1947- ) author Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), The Stand (1978), Firestarter (1980), Pet Sematary (1983), The Green Mile (1996).

1948: Milton Berle becomes permanent host of The Texaco Star Theater.

1950: Bill Murray (1950- ) actor Saturday Night Live (1977-80), Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), What About Bob? (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012).

1957: Perry Mason (1957-66), starring Raymond Burr, premiers on CBS.

1962: Rob Morrow (1962- ) actor Northern Exposure (1990-95), Quiz Show (1994), Numb3rs (2005-10).

1963: The War Resisters League organizes the first American anti-Vietnam War demonstration in New York City.

1980: Who shot J.R.?

1981: Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

1987: Dirty Dancing is released.

2011: Iran releases two remaining American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer.