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.
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