“S’il qui mange du fromage, s’il ne le fait, il enrage.”
(He who does not eat cheese will go mad.)
1391 – Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surrounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
1845 – Mexican-American War begins
1939 – German ocean liner MS St. Louis, carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Germany, was turned away from the Florida coast by U.S. officials.
1940 – German forces entered Paris
1941 – Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools
1941 – Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
1943 – Juan Peron takes part in Argentine military coup, ousting Ramon Castillo
1989 – Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciations and sanctions from the United States.
1991 – Pope John Paul II equates abortion with murders committed by Nazis
And on the good side
1070 – A shepherd finds a lunch he had forgotten several days before in a cave near Roquefort, France
1783 – Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
1784 – Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
1970 – automatic washer and dryer introduced
1912 – Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
1919 – Senate passed the 19th amendment, sending it to the states for ratification (allowed women the right to vot4)
1972 – Black activist Angela Davis acquitted of killing white police officer
Things I can’t seem to be rid of
Greenwich – 1951 – Actress Janet Leigh (23) wed actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut