ON THIS DAY . . .
- . . . in 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- . . . in 1824, Lord Byron died, aged 36, of malarial fever contracted in a rainstorm in Missolonghi, where he had been drilling troops as part of the fight for Greek liberation from the Turkish empire. His heart and lungs are buried in Greece, but his body is interred at home in Hucknall Torkward Church, near Newstead, Nottinghamshire.
- . . . in 1993, the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, ended when a fire broke out. Eighty-one people died.
- . . . in 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Building was bombed in Oklahoma City, OK.
The Oklahoma City Memorial
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE ANDERSON HEADLINES . . .
Some people collect recipes. Some collect baseball cards. Others collect coins, stamps, rocks, dolls, fishing lures, marbles, statues, antiques . . . and then there's me. As most of you know, I collect art, books, music, and movies. I bet no one knows that for years, I've collected headlines that feature either my first or last name. Some of these headlines are pictured at the top. Here are some others:
It will probably not surprise you that these two photos represent about half of the headlines that I've collected. Okay, now that you know . . . what should I do with these headlines? Is there a story here? It's a serious question.
TODAY'S TRUTH . . .