The critically acclaimed film, which starred Clint Eastwood as a retired Detroit autoworker, had opened across the U. earlier that month and later premiered around the rest of... Nicknamed “Tiger John,” Mc Causland was born to Irish immigrants in 1836 in St. In a revival of the diplomacy “linkages” that were made famous by Henry Kissinger during the Nixon years, the administration of President Ronald Reagan announces that further progress on arms talks will be linked to a reduction of Soviet oppression in Poland. On this day in 1973, a plane returning Muslim pilgrims from Mecca crashes in Kano, Nigeria, killing 176 people. The Royal Jordanian Boeing 707-300 was chartered by Nigeria Airways to take Muslims in Nigeria on a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia....
Under the leadership of British statesman Edward G.
On this day in 2008, Hollywood mourns a talented young actor’s life cut tragically short, after the body of 28-year-old Heath Ledger is found by his masseuse and housekeeper on the floor of his rented apartment in the So Ho neighborhood of New York City. On this day in 2010, comedian Conan O’Brien hosts his final episode of “The Tonight Show,” following an announcement by NBC earlier in the month that Jay Leno would return as the host of the long-running, late-night program.
Wakefield, the first British colonists to New Zealand arrive at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island.
In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman became the first European to discover the South Pacific island group that later became known as New Zealand. In Russia, the revolution of 1905 begins when czarist troops open fire on a peaceful group of workers marching to the Winter Palace in St. Wade that women, as part of their constitutional right to privacy, can terminate a pregnancy during its first two trimesters.
As you hold it in your hand, As you stab with it into a piece of meat, It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird: Its head which like your fist Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.
The success of Simic’s poem—one of a series of “object-poems” he attempted in the ’60s when frustrated with his work—lies in its ability to evoke strangeness and horror in an everyday experience.
Romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, is born this day in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Despite his later fortune and title, Byron grew up in poverty and was burdened by a clubfoot.Born in Brookhaven, New York, in 1736, Smith moved with his family to... The Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion by handing down their decision in the case of Roe v. Despite opponents’ characterization of the decision, it was not the first time that abortion became a legal procedure in the United States.On this day in 2009, “Gran Torino,” a movie named for the 1972 Ford muscle car, opens in Australia and New Zealand. He lived for over 50 years after the war and remained an unreconstructed Rebel at the time of his death. In fact, for most of the country’s first 100 years, abortion...On this day in 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J.Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the “Unabomber.” Born in 1942, Kaczynski attended Harvard University and received a Ph D in mathematics from the...At age 10, he inherited his great uncle’s title and became Lord Byron. After the shocking assassination of John Lennon, thousands of mourners gathered spontaneously outside his and Yoko Ono’s Central Park West apartment building, the Dakota.