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William Jennings Bryan, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Dylan, 526 consecuative balls

Published Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:54 PM EDT
Mar 19 2018

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This is the KGB Report for Monday, March 19, the 78th day of 2018 in the Gregorian calendar, with 287 days remaining.

This is the 423rd day of Donald Trump's presidency, of which he has spent 96 days at golf courses at a cost to taxpayers of $58,821,932. There are 1,038 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign, is otherwise removed from office, or his unhinged, psychotic behavior results in the destruction of the republic.


Florida woman was drunk and fell on a goat. When she woke up, the cops had questions.


On this date in 1977, the final episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show aired on CBS. This was the curtain call for the studio audience.


On this date:
in 1563, the Edict of Amboise was signed, ending the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granting certain freedoms to the Huguenots;
in 1649, the House of Commons of England passed an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it "useless and dangerous to the people of England";
in 1687, explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men;
in 1812, the Cádiz Cortes promulgated the Spanish Constitution of 1812;
in 1822, Boston, Massachusetts incorporated as a city;
in 1831, the City Bank in New York robbed of $245,000: the first U.S. bank robbery;
in 1863, the SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000;
in 1895, Auguste and Louis Lumière recorded their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph;
in 1911, first International Women's Day: over one million men and women attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women's right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job;
in 1918, the U.S. Congress established time zones and approves daylight saving time;
in 1920, the U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919);
in 1928, "Amos & Andy" debuted on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago);
in 1931, gambling was legalized in Nevada;
in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened;
in 1941, World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the US Army Air Corps, was activated;
in 1944, World War II: The German army occupies Hungary;
in 1945, World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed;
in 1951, Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" published
in 1953, the Academy Awards was telecast nationally for the first time;
in 1954, Willie Mosconi set a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record remains unbroken;
in 1958, the Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured;
in 1962, Bob Dylan released his first album, "Bob Dylan", for Columbia Records;
in 1965, the wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction;
in 1966, Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four with an all-black starting lineup;
in 1973, White House counsel Dean told President Richard Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency";
in 1979, the U.S. House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN;
in 1987, Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he handed over control to Jerry Falwell;
in 2003, the invasion of Iraq by American and British-led coalition bega without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion;
in 2004, a Swedish DC-3 was shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea was finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations;
in 2004, Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20;
in 2008, GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed (7.5 billion light years);

More of what happened on March 19 from On This Day and Wikipedia.


Among other things, today is Act Happy Day, Certified Nurse Day, Client's Day, National Wellderly Day, National Poultry Day, Let's Laygh Day, and National Chocolate Caramel Day. (from Checkiday.com)


William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 - July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people, he was often called "The Great Commoner". (Full Wikipedia article.)

Quote of the day:

"Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority."
-William Jennings Bryan (Click here for more quotes)


This issue is abbreviated because of problems with Windows 10. I won't go into the sordid details, but it looks like I'm going to have to reinstall Windows, which also means reinstalling all of my application software. It's going to be a bumpy ride.


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