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7/13/2012 - DB Metzger

Jean Paul Marat is murdered by Charlotte Corday. Anti draft mobs kill 1,000 in NYC. Horace Greeley says to "go west". The electrical blackout  in NYC took place at 9:43 pm in 1977. Thousands are arrested. Father Flanagan is born and Lee Iaccoca is fired by Ford. It's also the date of the first Live Aid concert for African Relief.

1793 Jean Paul Marat French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday

1848 Five women decided to call a conventiion in Seneca Falls on the conditions and rights of women

1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die. From working for Change some events you didnít read about in school.

1865 Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go West." And he followed his own advice Actually, Greeley might not have been the first to use that phrase but people listened.

1898 Guglielmo Marconi is awarded a patent for the radio. But did he deserve it? Remember Tesla

1939 David Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

1943 The first All Star night game (AL beats NL 5-4 at Shribe Pk, Phila)

1967 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die

1977 at 9:34PM NYC was blacked out. 3200 looters were arrested. So what changed between then and August 2003?

1979  Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor President by chairman Henry Ford II. Best thing that ever happened to him.

1985 was the date of the Live Aid concert, raising millions for African relief, organized by Bob Geldof.. A drop in the bucket but every little bit helps.

1979 Women's History Summer Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, July 13-29, led to founding of womenís history month

 Notable Birthdays

1863 Mary Woolley (educator, Mount Holyoke College president, 1901-1937)

1875 June Etta Downey writer, educator, psychologist

1886 Birth of Father Edward Flanagan, American Catholic  priest. Believing there was 'no such thing as a bad boy,' in 1922 he organized Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska.

1894 Isaak Babel Russian short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary)

1942 Harrison Ford  aka Hans solo and that archeologist guy.

1943  Erno Rubik Budapest, inventor (Rubik's cube

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