On Today's menu: Prison reform, Prohibition, Public
enemies, Playboy, Supergirl and Mona Lisa, who is finally outed. But not by Doctor Laura.
(Abby) Hopper Gibbons died. She was
a prison reformer who founded with her father, The Women’s Prison Association.
1919 the Eighteenth
Amendment is ratified. Prohibition was repealed March 23 1933.
Barker and Fred Barker (her son) are killed in Florida
by federal agents
1936 The Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president. But do you know
it’s first employee? 21 year old Marjorie Van Buren
1939 The Comic
debuts. But when did “Supergirl” first appear?
1968 Robert R "Bob" Jones founder (Bob Jones University),
dies at 84. The prohibition on interracial
dating was repealed in 2000.
presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" Did you know that Ben Cartwright had three wives. One for
each son. Not much information on how they died?
1985 "Playboy" Magazine
announces the end of stapling
centerfolds. And we finally solve the
riddle of the woman who posed for DaVinci’s
Mona Lisa. She is actually
Lisa del Giocondo the mother
of five and wife of a wealthy Florentine Merchant. Not exactly the girl next
Russell Emerson native American ethnologist and writer.
1909 Ethel Merman
musical comedy star. She created 13
roles on Broadway between 1930 and 1959
1933 Susan Sontag essayist, short story writer and novelist.
(Illness as a Metaphor)
1934 Marilyn Horne Bradford PA, mezzo-soprano
1947 Dr. Laura
Schlessinger radio host who is not really a Doctor (PH.D in
physiology) but definitely homosexual averse.
1947 Georgette Mosbacher
CEO (La Prairie cosmetics) and former co-chair of the Republican National
Committee. An interesting sidelight, Her stepfathers brother was radio host
1974 Kate Moss English supermodel with the Cocaine eyes – The Paris Hilton of British Tabloids, however
she has appeared on over 300 magazine covers and hasn’t put out a sex tape yet.
She’s made it to 34, and could be really interesting if she makes
it to 50.