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 April 23rd

1564: William Shakespeare (ELIZ 1564-1616) playwright.

1635: Boston Latin School founded.

1661: King Charles II crowned king.

1791: James Buchanan (COMP 1791-1868) President (1857-61).

1813: Stephen A. Douglas (TRAN 1813-61) Senator (1847-61) ran for President against Lincoln in 1860.

1856: Granville T. Woods (PROG 1856-1910) prolific Black inventor.

1858: Max Planck (PROG 1858-1947) theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory.

1891: Sergei Prokofiev (LOST 1891-1953) Russian composer Peter and the Wolf (1936).

1910: Theodore Roosevelt’s The Man in the Arena speech.

1914: The Perils of Pauline released.

1914: Wrigley Field opens.

1928: Shirley Temple (SIL 1928-2014) actress/ambassador Bright Eyes (1934), Curly Top (1935), Heidi (1937). Ambassador to Ghana (1974-1976) Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1989-1992).

1931: James Cagney‘s The Public Enemy is released.

1936: Roy Orbison (SIL 1936- 1988) singer.

1940: Over 200 people die in the Rhythm Club dance hall fire in Natchez, Mississippi.

1942: Sandra Dee (SIL 1942-2005) actress wife of Bobby Darin (1960–1967) Gidget (1959), Tammy Tell Me True (1961), If a Man Answers (1962), Take Her, She’s Mine (1963), Tammy and the Doctor (1963).

1947: Bernadette Devlin (BOOM 1947- ) Irish political activist.

1954: Michael Moore (BOOM 1954- ) filmmaker Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Sicko (2007), Capitalism: A Love Story (2009).

1960: Valerie Bertinelli (BOOM April 23, 1960- ) actress One Day at a Time (1975–1984), Touched by an Angel (2001–2003), Hot in Cleveland (2010- ).

1968: Columbia University demonstration (April 23-30) begins.

1969: Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.

1988: Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon leaves the Billboard 200 chart after a record 741 consecutive weeks, over 14 years.

2005: YouTube.com introduced.