Monday, May 12, 2008

Bits and Pieces of History

History plays through my mind in a series of headlines:

Emmett Till 08/28/1955 RIP age 14

Medgar Evers 06/12/1963 RIP

16th Street Baptist Church Bombed 09/15/1963 RIP three girls age 14, one girl age 11

Nikita Khrushchev 1960 something "Nyet, nyet, nyet" takes off shoe pounds on table

JFK 11/22/1963 RIP
Lee Harvey Oswald 11/24/1963 RIP (saw this as it happened live on TV)
Jack Ruby (Jacob Rubenstein)

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner RIP 06/21/1964 (Civil Rights activists murdered)

Vietnam war 1965 (Teacher woke me from daydreaming, shouting: We are at war! I wondered what news I missed.He went on to tell us not to believe them, we are at war.)

Malcolm X 02/21/1965 RIP

Watt's Riots 08/11/1965-0815/1965 RIP

Newark Riots 07/12/1967-06/17/1967

MLK 04/04/1968 RIP

Washington DC Riots 04/04/1968 - 04/08/1968
Baltimore Riots 04/06/1968
Chicago Riots 04/07/1968 - 04/14/1968
Other Riots 1968

RFK 06/06/1968 RIP
Sirhan Sirhan
Roosevelt "Rosey Grier

Sharon Tate 08/09/1969 RIP
Charles Manson Helter Skeltzer

Kent State 05/04/1970 Police Kill Students Protesting War RIP

Richard Nixon 08/09/1974 Resigns after Watergate scandals rather than face impeachment

Gerald Ford 09/05/1975 assassination attempt
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Charles Manson follower

Gerald Ford 09/22/1975 assassination attempt
Sara Jane Moore

John Lennon RIP 12/08/1980
Mark David Chapman

Ronald Reagan 03/30/1981 assassination attempt
John Hinckley, Jr. family friends and campaign contributers to Vice President George HW Bush

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