“It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.” ~Bill Vaughan, journalist
“Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~Anonymous
2011: The U.S. officially ends its “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” military policy, allowing gay and lesbian personnel to publicly declare their sexual orientation.
1989: Miss Saigon musical premieres in London.
1987: Golden Girls is the Outstanding Comedy on television and Rue McClanahan aka the promiscuous Blanche Devereaux of the show is Best Supporting Actress.
1985: Walt Disney World hosts its 200-millionth guest.
1984: Cosby Show television premiere.
1982: National Football League players begin a 57 day strike.
1976: Playboy releases Jimmy Carter’s interview where he admits that he has “lust in his heart” for women.
1975: David Bowie’s Fame single shoots to #1.
1973: Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in “battle-of-sexes” tennis match.
The movie version
1972: Surprise! Surprise! Police find cannabis growing on Paul and Linda McCartney’s farm.
1969: Archies’ Sugar Sugar hits #1 on the music charts.