03 06 2015
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03 06 2015 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1951, JULIUS and ETHEL ROSENBERG, Americans accused leading a spy ring that passes military secrets to the Soviet Union including material filched by KLAUS FUCHS from the Manhattan Project, are put on trial this day.

03 06 2015 Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg LONGER VERSION

03 05 2015 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1960, Cuban photographer ALBERTO KORDA exposes two frames, one horizontal, one vertical, of a 35mm roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 ISO Panchromatic film as ERNESTO ‘CHE’ GUEVARA passes by during a memorial service and mass demonstration at Colon Cemetery in Habana, Cuba. The photograph he prints becomes the most reproduced image in the history of photography, adorning T-shirts, posters, tattoos, coffee mugs, food products, energy drink cans.

03 02 2015 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1933, as the Great Depression deepens, the RKO Radio Pictures action adventure fantasy ‘KING KONG’ opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, setting record-breaking tickets sales; in 1949 on this day, Capt. JAMES GALLAGHER in command of 14-man crew, lands USAF B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas completing the first nonstop around-the-world flight.

02 27 2015 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON FEB. 26, 1909, exhibitors show a program of lifelike color movies in a process called KINEMACOLOR, to a sold-out audience of more than 1,000 spectators at the Palace Theatre in the West End, Westminster, London. On this day in 1987 – Published report of the Tower Commission, empaneled to investigate illegal sales of weapons by the U.S. to Iran, with proceeds going to fund Contra rebels in Nicaragua civil war, rebukes 40th U.S. President RONALD REAGAN for neither controlling his national security staff nor recalling any detail of what had transpired in the White House during the previous two years.

02 25 2015 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1843, Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by British Captain, later Admiral, GEORGE LORD PAULET; in 1866, miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull — human remains that supposedly prove state geologist JOSIAH WHITNEY's pet theory that early man, glyptodons and enormous tree sloths had co-existed.

02 23 2015 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1739 – The man ‘RICHARD PALMER’ is identified at York Castle, in the city of York, England, by his former schoolteacher, as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; on this day in 1836 – the Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; the TOOTSIE ROLL invented in by Austrian-born candy maker LEO HIRSCHFELD in his small New York City shop.


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