Monday, November 22, 2010

What Were You Doing This Date In History?

What were you doing on this date 47 years ago? I think everybody that was six years or older on November the 22nd 1963 will remember what they were doing the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

I had arrived at HU-4 Squadron Enlisted Men’s Barracks in Lakehurst, New Jersey, after driving all night, bringing my car from Georgia. I was exhausted and fell on my rack (bed) and was sound asleep when suddenly the barracks filled up with people talking. Kennedy had been shot. The squadron’s CO gave the rest of the day off.

That was what I did that dreadful date. Just think, there are probably a select few, when asked what they were doing that date they will continue to tell probably the same lie they have been telling for the past 46 years. In reality they were near the grassy knoll and book depository in Dallas changing history.

Also, on this date in 1940 Terry Gilliam was born in Minneapolis. Terry's name is not that much of a household name but he was/is the creative force behind MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS. He was also assistant to Harvey Kurtzman when he was the editor of HELP! Magazine.

Also born on this date in 1888 was Tarzan of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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