Monday, July 07, 2008

1943 is NOT the year I was born

In 1943 (the year you were born)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president of the US

Detroit erupts in race riots which cause 34 deaths, 7000 injured

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising holds the Nazis at bay for several days before the ghetto is liquidated

US military begins invasion of Italy

Marines begin advancement on Gilbert Island

The Soviets turn back Hitler's troops at Stalingrad

Albert Hofmann writes his first report about the hallucinogenic properties of LSD

Joe Pesci, Christopher Walken, Newt Gingrich, Joni Mitchell, and John Kerry

Nikola Tesla dies

New York Yankees win the World Series

Chicago Bears win the NFL championship

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is published