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.