Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On This Day in History 11/24/09

1971-D.B. Cooper parachuted from a plane with $200,000 and was never heard from again. God bless him.

1859-Charles Darwin published a book about evolution called On the Origin of Species in which he claimed that man evolved from apes. This theory was eventually proven true in 2000 when Joel Giambra was elected Erie County Executive.

1963- America got an early look at reality TV as Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald. This video is still shocking to me today. They say everyone thought Ruby was a secret service agent as he had no press credentials. I think he had a great deal of influence in Dallas and somehow was able to get security to look the other way. In any event, I wonder how the press would react today if this happened. Some speculate the killing was done on a whim as Ruby left his favorite dog, Sheba, in his parked car at the time of the event (the things you can learn from this blog)...

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