Today in Herstory: On the first day of Spring Pocahontas is buried, A Hatfield marries a McCoy, Truman signs
executive order 9835 (Loyalty Oath) and Alan Freed throws the first rock
concert. Strawberry Fields in Central
Park opens and Lennon and
the gang play for the first time at the Cavern Club in Liverpool..
Candy Darling dies. And the country asks who shot JR. We ask can you define obscenity and Imperialism .
Equinox. Spring festivals celebrate the ancient Greek story of the reunion
of Kore,Daughterof the Earth, and her mother, Dememter, assuring the
return of spring.
1617 Pocahontas (Mataoka)
1891 A Hatfield
marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia;
it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
Dare we raise the I word. Imperialism
attempt on Hitler fails
Ford, military pilot, died when another plane on the same air ferry mission
clipped her plane's wing, crashing her plane
1947 President Truman signs Executive
Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United
States. Also called a loyalty oath. Hereís
context from Howard Zinn.
Hiss begins begins serving 44 months for perjury.
1952 Alan Freedís Moondog
Coronation ball is held in Cleveland,
considered the First Rock Concert.
1955 the first Colgate
Comedy hour was aired, competing with Ed Sullivan.
1960 South African Authorities kill 69 demonstrators in whatís come to be known as the Sharpeville
McCartney,Harrison and Starr appear together for the first time at
the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Federal Prison (The Rock) is closed down.
1965 the Selma
To Montgomery Civil rights march
began. On this day Federal troops were called in to escort marchers Across the
Edmund Pettus Bridge.
1966 Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts
ruling that "Fanny
Hill" is obscene Hereís an obscenity timeline.
1972 Equal Rights
Amendment sent by Congress to the States for ratification. It all began in
1923 where it was introduced in Congress by Republicans.
1974 Candy Darling
[James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
1980 On TV show Dallas,
JR is shot. Who shot JR?
.It wasnít Junior Soprano.
1984 Part of Central Park is named Strawberry
Fields honoring John Lennon
1685 Johann Sebastian Bach baroque composer
Bronte novelist/poet(Jane Eyre)
1857 Alice Henry feminist
journalist and union activist
1866 Antonia Maury astrophysicist.
Ziegfeld American showman
1905 Phyllis McGinley Pulitzer
prize winning poet.
D. Rockefeller III third generation philanthropist, Nelsonís Brother.John
D. # I is the most interesting.