Friday, April 7, 2017

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR APRIL 7


The leader of a small sect of nationalist Jewish separatists is crucified by Roman troops in Jerusalem on this day in the year 30 A.D.

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On this day in 451, Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.

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On this day in 1827, John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.

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On this day in 1943, in Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.

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On this day in 1945, the Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.

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On this day in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is established by the United Nations.

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On this day in 1967, film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Today in 1969 is the Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.

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On this day in 1978, development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.

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On this day in 1990, Reagan/Bush National Security Advisor John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges relating to the Iran-Contra scandal, including obstruction of justice, conspiracy and destroying evidence. The nation of Costa Rica still bars him entry after having officially labeled him as a drug trafficker. But that didn't stop Preznit Dubya from naming Poindexter to head up the Orwellean "Information Awareness Office" in February of 2002. He's only one of many former political felons who once have returned to positions of influence in the USA. Do some digging HERE if you're interested.

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On this day in 1994, massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
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On this day in 1995, Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.

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On this day in 1997, singer George Michael is arrested for jacking himself off in front of an undercover cop in a notoriously gay pickup washroom. Pee Wee Herman mistakenly assumes this means the heat is off. Dream on, Pee Wee!

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On this day in 2003, U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

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On this day in 2009, former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

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