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.
Tuesday March 11th
1785: John McLean (COMP 1785-1861) Associate Justice (1829-1861) who was one of the two descents in Dred Scott v. Sandford.
1789: Benjamin Banneker with L’Enfant begins to lay out Washington DC.
1811: Luddite riots (1811-17) begin.
1811: Urbain Le Verrier (TRAN 1811-1877) French mathematician who mathematically predicted the existence of the planet Neptune.
1888: Great Blizzard of ’88 (March11-14) begins; 40-50 inches fell in New England, New York and New Jersey.
1898: Dorothy Gish (LOST 1898-1968) actress younger sister of actress Lillian Gish An Unseen Enemy (1912), Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916), Orphans of the Storm (1921).
1903: Lawrence Welk (GI 1903-92) bandleader The Lawrence Welk Show (1955-82).
1916: Harold Wilson (GI 1916-1995) British Prime Minister (1964-70, 1974-76).
1918: First case of the flu pandemic at Fort Riley, Kansas.
1926: Rev. Ralph Abernathy (SIL 1926-1990) civil rights activist President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1968-77).
1927: Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre in New York City.
1931: Rupert Murdoch (SIL 1931- ) Australian American founder, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation (News Corp and 21st Century Fox).
1941: FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill.
1942: General Douglas MacArthur evacuates the Philippines “I shall return.”
1942: Brendan V. Sullivan (SIL 1942- ) attorney who defended Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair and the FBI agents involved in the Ruby Ridge shootout.
1952: Douglas Adams (BOOM 1952-2001) English author The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979).
1959: Lorraine Hansberry’s Rasin in the Sun opens on Broadway.
1977: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh released.
2004: Madrid bombing kills 191 people wounds over 2,000.