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.
Monday October 24th
1561: Anthony Babington (ELIZ 1561-86) leader of a plot, by followers of Mary, Queen of Scots, to assassinate of Elizabeth I.
1632: Anton van Leeuwenhoek (CAV 1632-1723) Dutch microbiologist discoverer of microorganisms.
1788: Sara Hale (COMP 1788-1879) author/editor of Lady’s Magazine (1828-36) , she promoted Thanksgiving Day and wrote Mary Had a Little Lamb (1930).
1830: Belva Lockwood (GILD 1830-1917) the first woman attorney to practice before the Supreme Court.
1836: Alonzo D. Phillips patents phosphorous friction safety matches.
1861: First transcontinental telegraph line is completed.
1875: Konstantin Yuon (MISS 1875-1958) Russian Impressionist.
1891: Rafael Trujillo (LOST 1891-1961) President of the Dominican Republic (1930-38, 1942-52).
1897: First regular comic strip The Yellow Kid is first printed in The New York Journal American.
1901: Annie Edson Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1901: Gilda Gray (GI 1901-59) dancer who popularized the shimmy.
1903: Melvin Purvis (GI 1903-60) FBI agent (1927-35).
1904: Moss Hart (GI 1904-1961) Broadway director/playwright with George S. Kaufman You Can’t Take It with You (1936), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939).
1915: Bob Kane (GI 1915-98) comic book artist Batman.
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to his female employees.
1925: Al Feldstein (SIL 1925-2014) editor of Mad (1956-85).
1929: New York Stock Market crash.
1931: The George Washington Bridge opens, linking New York City with New Jersey.
1935: Langston Hughes’s Mulatto opens on Broadway.
1936: David Nelson (SIL 1936-2011) actor The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-66).
1939: Nylon stockings are introduced.
1939: F. Murray Abraham (SIL 1939- ) actor Amadeus (1984), An Innocent Man (1989), Last Action Hero (1993), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Joshua (2002).
1940: The 40-hour work week goes into effect.
1945: Founding of the United Nations.
1947: Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee labeling certain Disney employees as communists.
1947: Kevin Kline (BOOM 1947- ) actor Cry Freedom (1987), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Dave (1993), Wild Wild West (1999).
1961: Mary Bono (13th 1961- ) wife of Sony Bono (1986-98), congresswoman (R-CA 1998-13).
1962: The Manchurian Candidate is released directed by John Frankenheimer, staring Frank Sinatra, Laurance Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury.
1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is released directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
1970: Salvador Allende becomes President of Chile (1970-73).