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 July 30th

1619: The Virginia House of Burgesses is founded.

1818: Emily Bronte (TRAN 1818-1848) English novelist Wuthering Heights (1845-46).

1857: Thorstein Veblen (PROG 1857-1929) economist The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899).

1863: Henry Ford (MISS 1863-1947) inventor/manufacture of  the first economical automobile.

1881: Smedley Butler (MISS 1881-1940) marine general twice awarded Medal of Honor who was the Philadelphia Director of Public Safety (1924-1925).

1889: Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (LOST 1889-1982) Russian-American physicist and electronics engineer who invented television and the electron microscope.

1898: William Kellogg invents corn flacks.

1916: Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.

1929: Sid Krofft (SIL 1929- ) children’s television producer Sid and Marty Krofft H.R. Pufnstuf (1969), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973-75), Land of the Lost (1974-76), The Lost Saucer (1975-76).

1933: Edd ‘Kookie’ Byrnes (SIL 1933- ) actor 77 Sunset Strip (1958-64).

1939: Eleanor Smeal (1939- ) activist president of the National Organization for Women (1977-82, 1985-87).

1939: Peter Bogdanovich (SIL 1939- ) director involved with Dorothy Stratten The Last Picture Show (1971), Mask (1985).

1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger (BOOM 1947- ) actor Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), Last Action Hero (1993) Eraser (1996), Governor of California (2003-11).

1956: In God We Trust becomes the national motto.

1956: Delta Burke (BOOM 1956- ) actress married to Gerald McRaney (1989- ) Designing Women (1986-91).

1962: Alton Brown (13th 1962- ) TV chef Good Eats (1999-2012).

1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare/Medicaid Bill into law.

1974: Hilary Swank (1974- ) actress Boys Don’t Cry (1999), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Conviction (2010).

1975: Former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit.

2003: In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.

2004: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village is released.

2004: The Manchurian Candidate is released.