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 October 26th

1697: John Peter Zenger (ENL 1697-1746) German American publisher The New York Weekly Journal.

1757: Charles Pinckney (REP 1757-1824) Governor of South Carolina (1789-92, 1796-98, 1806-08).

1774: The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

1825: Erie Canal opens.

1844: Ned Harrigan (PROG 1844-1911) actor Harrigan & Hart.

1858: Hamilton E. Smith patents rotary washing machine.

1861: Pony Express officially ceased operations.

1879: Leon Trotsky (MISS 1879-1940) Russian revolutionary opposed to Joseph Stalin.

1881: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona.

1911: Mahalia Jackson (GI 1911-1972) The Queen of Gospel.

1914: Jackie Coogan (GI 1914-84) actor The Kid (1921), The Addams Family (1964-66).

1916: Margaret Sanger and her sister are arrested for disseminating birth control information in Brooklyn.

1936: William Faulkner publishes Absalom, Absalom!

1942: Bob Hoskins (SIL 1942- ) English actor The Cotton Club (1984), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Hook (1991), Don Quixote (2000).

1945: Pat Conroy (BOOM 1945- ) author The Great Santini (1976), The Prince of Tides (1986).

1947: Hillary Clinton (BOOM 1947- ) First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13).

1955: Ngô Đình Diệm becomes Premier of South Vietnam (1955-63).

1963: Thomas Cavanagh (13th 1963- ) actor Ed ((2000-04), Yogi Bear (2010), Royal Pains (2011- ).

1970: Doonesbury is syndicated.

1984: The Terminator is released.

1986: Ronald Reagan vetoes trade sanctions against South Africa.

1994: The Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty is signed.