Monday OT: Nov. 18 is the anniversary of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health
November 18 is day 322 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Boomtime, The Aftermath 30, 3185 YOLD (discordian),
And let us not forget 22.214.171.124.3 by the Mayan Long Count
On this day in history:
1095 – The Council of Clermont began: leading to the First Crusade
1302 – Pope Boniface VIII issued the Papal bull Unam sanctam, creating some sort of spiritual fascism.
1803 – The Battle of Vertières, was fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti,
1865 – Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was published
1872 – Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women were arrested for voting while female
1903 – Panama gave the US exclusive rights over the Canal Zone in the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty.
1909 – The US sent two warships plus some marines to set up a base in Nicaragua for attacks on the government of José Santos Zelaya. This was in part because Nicaragua was a threat to create a shipping path between the atlantic and pacific competing with the Panama Canal.
1928 – Steamboat Willie was released, eventually leading to our obscenely extended copyright laws
1961 –JFK sent 18,000 soldiers to South Vietnam as, heh, "advisors".
1978 – The Jonestown massacre went down, making a meme out of kool-aid
1988 – Reagan signed a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers.
1993 –The US House of Representatives. approved NAFTA. Thanks Bill.
2002 – United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrived in Iraq but GWB and his entire cabinet were able to lie the US into war on Iraq all the same..
2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and gave the state legislature 180 days to change the law. This made Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples. (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health)
Born this day in:
1787 – Louis Daguerre, physicist and photographer, invented the daguerreotype
1810 – Asa Gray, botanist
1836 – W. S. Gilbert, playwright, poet, and illustrator
1860 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pianist, composer, and politician,
1861 – Dorothy Dix, journalist and author
1882 – Wyndham Lewis, painter and critic
1882 – Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering forensic pathologist
1899 – Eugene Ormandy, violinist and conductor
1899 – Howard Thurman, author, philosopher and civil rights activist
1901 – George Gallup, statistician
1908 – Imogene Coca, actress, comedian, and singer
1909 – Johnny Mercer, singer, songwriter and producer, co-founder of Capitol Records
1927 – Hank Ballard, singer and songwriter
1928 – Sheila Jordan, singer, songwriter, and pianist
1936 – Don Cherry, trumpet player
1944 – Edwin C. Krupp, astronomer, archaeoastronomer, author, Director Griffith Observatory
1945 – Wilma Mankiller, activist, social worker, and first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation
1946 – Chris Rainbow, singer, songwriter, and producer
1950 – Graham Parker, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1950 – Rudy Sarzo, rock bass player
1952 – John Parr, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1953 – Jan Kuehnemund, rock guitarist
1957 – Tony Bunn, bassist, composer, producer, and writer
1960 – Kim Wilde, singer & songwriter
Died this day in:
1247 – Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore; nothing about him, including his existence, is known with any certainty, except, it seems, his death.
1922 – Marcel Proust, author and critic
1952 – Paul Éluard, poet and author (b. 1895)
1962 – Niels Bohr, physicist, and academic,
1965 – Henry A. Wallace, agronomist and bureaucrat,
1969 – Ted Heath, trombonist and bandleader
1972 – Danny Whitten, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1976 – Man Ray, photographer and painter
1994 – Cab Calloway, singer, songwriterand bandleader
1999 – Doug Sahm, singer, guitarist, bajo sexto, and fiddle player. Sir Douglas, Texas Tornado.
2004 – Cy Coleman, pianist and composer
2010 – Brian G. Marsden, astronomer
2013 – S. R. D. Vaidyanathan, nadaswaram player and composer
2014 – Dave Appell, singer, songwriter. and producer
2016 – Sharon Jones, soul and funk singer
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
Apple Cider Day
William Tell Day
Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies
Sir Douglas Sahm
Tornado Doug Sahm
Bajo Sexto Sahm
Alrighty, lookout! Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia & Friends: 2&1/2 Hour Jam
Image is Brighton Pride 2015
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