V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
Hyde Park on Hudson
Whimsically dramatic biopic of FDR asks, “Who’s porking the prez?”
By Devin D. O’Leary
Who among us isn’t intrigued by the prospect of a juicy, between-the-sheets look at the scandal-worthy love life of our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? If you said, “Ick. I don’t want to see that, and I can’t imagine anyone who would,” then you are not among the cast and crew of Hyde Park on Hudson.
V.19 No.14 |
DayBird - April 12th
By Geoffrey Anjou [ Mon Apr 12 2010 2:24 PM ]
1606 – The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain. Flags did not exist prior.
1864 - The Fort Pillow massacre occured when Confederate forces killed most of the African American soldiers following a surrender in Tennessee. They were not smothered. Two-thirds of the black troops inside the fort were killed while only one-third of the white soldiers croaked.
1878 – William Marcy Tweed, aka Boss Tweed, American politician dies in Ludlow Street Jail. He was a son of a chair-maker.
1945 - Buchenwald Concentration Camp is liberated.
“ I asked to see one of the barracks. It happened to be occupied by Czechoslovaks. When I entered, men crowded around, tried to lift me to their shoulders. They were too weak. Many of them could not get out of bed. I was told that this building had once stabled 80 horses. There were 1,200 men in it, five to a bunk. The stink was beyond all description.
—Extract from Edward R Murrow's Buchenwald report. April 15, 1945.
1945 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
1950 – David Cassidy, American singer and actor is born.
1979 - Idi Amin and army flee Uganda, despite military help from Libya. He escapes first to Libya and ultimately settles in Saudi Arabia where the Saudi royal family pays him a generous wage to kick it old school.
Two of the greatest boxing legends die this day: Joe Louis (1981) and Sugar Ray Robinson (1989)
1992 - Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz.
Whirling Dervishes of Rumi with Sufi Music Concert at UNM Continuing Education Building
Explore peace, love and acceptance at this performance by members of the Mevlevi Order.
The Flavors of Spain: Cooking Classes at National Hispanic Cultural Center
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