Quote:

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability & air conditioning. ~ Imamu Amiri Baraka


1849

American poet Edgar Allan Poe dies after being found delirious on a Baltimore street.
There is speculation that Poe had been a victim of cooping, where victims are taken from one polling place to another to cast ballots.

Poet James Whitcomb Riley born in Greenfield, Indiana

1879
Labor organizer, singer, poet, anarchist, trade union militant - Joe Hill born in Gàule, Sweden.
He would be executed by state of Utah for murder which became the basis of the song “Joe Hill”, by Alfred Hayes & Earl Robinson.

“I Dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you & me
Says I, 'But Joe, you're ten years dead,'
'I never died,' says he.”

1891

Painter Archibald John Motley Jr. born in New Orleans, LA.

1897
Leader of the Nation of Islam Elijah Muhammad born in Sandersville, Ga.

1916
The Georgia Tech vs.Cumberland College football game is the most lopsided game in college football history - 222-0.
Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.

1929

William Faulkner's novel The Sound and the Fury is published.

1934
American dramatist, poet & novelist Amiri Baraka (nee LeRoi Jones) born in Newark, New Jersey.

Founder of the German terrorist group the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Ulrike Meinhof, born in Oldenburg, Germany.

1951
Rocker John Mellencamp born in Seymour, Indiana.

1955

Poet
Allen Ginsberg reads his poem Howl for the first time at a poetry reading at Six Gallery in San Francisco.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection
to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

1957
American Bandstand premieres on TV.

1960

The Soviet lunar probe Luna 3 transmits the first photographs of the far side of the Moon.

1960
Route 66 premieres on TV.

1985
Palestinian terrorists hijack the cruise ship Achille Lauro, and toss overboard crippled American tourist Leon Klinghoffer.

2001
The War in Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.


Proverb:

When the drop is inside the sense is outside. ~ Irish Proverb

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