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.

Saturday August 30th

1797: Mary Shelley (TRAN 1797-1851) author Frankenstein (1818).

1800: Gabriel Prosser leads slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia.

1813: Creek Red Sticks carried out the Fort Mims Massacre.

1822: Roland Hussey Macy (GILD 1822-77) businessman founder of R. H. Macy.

1893: Huey Long (LOST 1893-1935) Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932) Senator (1932-1935).

1898: Shirley Booth (LOST 1898-1992) Broadway actress My Sister Eileen (1940), Come Back, Little Sheba (1950, 1952), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1952). Hazel (1961-65).

1908: Roy Wilkins (GI 1901-1981) Executive Director of the NAACP (1964-77).

1908: Fred MacMurray (GI 1908-91) actor Double Indemnity (1944), The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Apartment (1960), My Three Sons (1960-72), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961).

1919: Kitty Wells (GI 1919-2012) country music singer.

1935: John Phillips (SIL 1935-2001) singer father of Mackenzie Phillips The Mamas & the Papas.

1944: Molly Ivins (BOOM 1944-2007) newspaper columnist.

1948: Fred Hampton (BOOM 1948-69) Black Panther leader murdered in 1969 Chicago Police raid.

1963: Hot Line communications link between White House and the Kremlin is established.

1963: Michael Chiklis (13th 1963- ) actor The Commish (1991-96), The Shield (2002-08), Fantastic Four (2005), No Ordinary Family (2010-11).

1964: Democratic Party National Convention refuses to seat any of the Mississippi Freedom Democrats.

1971: The KKK dynamite ten empty school buses in an attempt to prevent school integration in Pontiac, Michigan.

1972: Cameron Diaz (13th 1973- ) actress There’s Something About Mary (1998), Charlie’s Angels (2000), Shrek (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Knight and Day (2010), The Green Hornet (2011).

1979: Hounded by the FBI COINTELPRO project, actress Jean Seberg commits suicide.

1993: The Late Show with David Letterman premieres.