ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
ON THIS DAY OF 1921, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “TULSA, OKLA. – Almost ten square blocks in the black section of Tulsa, where an armed conflict has been going on between white and Negro men since the start of last night, resulting in a death list of at least 6 whites and 50 negroes, and a rapidly growing list of injured, were in flames today. There were reports that the fire was spreading and threatening to wipe out a section of white residences in the Standpipe and Sunset Hill sections. State troops under the command of WO. General CF Barrett arrived at 9 a.m. to take charge of the situation, supplementing the local units of guards who were called in last night. At that time, there were reports of sporadic gunfire and the situation seemed to be improving. Detachments of guards were scattered throughout the city, ready to face any emergency with machine guns ready for action. Guards surrounded the arsenal while others helped round up the negroes and isolate them in jail, at Convention Hall baseball park and other places that had been turned into prison camps.
ON THIS DAY OF 1945, the Eagle reported: “Brooklyn District Attorney William O’Dwyer, a declared Democratic candidate for mayor, will accept the endorsement of the US Labor Party, it has been reliably reported in Democratic circles today . The strong possibility of a Democratic-ALP alliance in the mayoral campaign appeared close with the nomination of four candidates for the municipal council by the ALP, which did not approve two communist incumbents. Democrats have so far been cold to the ALP’s overtures to merge, possibly because of reported Communist influence in the labor group. The failure of Labor to nominate Peter V. Cacchione of Brooklyn and Benjamin J. Davis of Manhattan for re-election to the council was seen as a repudiation of the Party from Communist support.
ON THIS DAY OF 1948, the Eagle reported: “LAKE SUCCESS (UP) – An official spokesperson today revealed that Israel has accepted the United Nations plan for a four-week truce in Palestine and a simultaneous arms embargo in the Middle East. The official said that Israel’s acceptance note, although it contains no “conditions”, would be accompanied by an “interpretation” of the ceasefire plan voted on Saturday evening by the Security Council of the UN. The note was due to be filed with UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie well before the UN deadline of 7 p.m. The UN was still waiting for the first official word from the Arab states. If accepted by the Arabs, the ceasefire plan would likely go into effect soon, bringing at least four weeks of peace to Palestine during which a universal arms embargo would be imposed on the Middle East and the United States. UN would try to negotiate a more permanent settlement. between Jews and Arabs. “
ON THIS DAY OF 1953, the Eagle reported: “LONDON (UP) – The great coronation ‘invasion’ began today as thousands set up camps with cookers on the streets where Queen Elizabeth II will visit tomorrow. The sprawling mall leading from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square looked like a battlefield strewn with bodies at dawn, but it quickly became a scene of great activity. The campers overnight rolled out of their blankets and started making coffee and frying bacon. Each train and bus have brought in early risers to claim their place on the six-mile road which will be crushed by more than 2,000,000 people as Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass in their Golden State coach. The weather office still had a damp outlook. The forecast for tomorrow was “mostly cloudy, short light intervals and a few showers; very cool with a maximum temperature of around 55 degrees. A massive crowd flooded the palace early in the morning as representatives of the Commonwealth arrived to be greeted by the Queen. Over 40,000 people gathered there last night. The Queen has invited her prime ministers and other senior officials to lunch today, her last official duty until tomorrow’s grand coronation ceremony.
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Gospel Music Hall of Famer Pat boone, born in 1934; Oscar winner Morgan freeman, born in 1937; Star “Brazil” Jonathan pryce, born in 1947; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ron wood (The Rolling Stones), born 1947; Country Music Hall of Fame Ronnie dunn, born in 1953; “Knots Landing” star Lisa Hartman Black, born in 1956; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Alan wilder (Depeche Mode), born 1959; mannequin Heidi klum, born in 1973; Singer of “You Oughta Know” Alanis Morissette, born in 1974; Star “The Walking Dead” Sarah wayne callies, born in 1977; old Jets wide receiver Santana mousse, born in 1979; Star “Trainwreck” Amy schumer, born in 1981; and the star “Spider-Man” Tom holland, born in 1996.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Marilyn Monroe was born that day in 1926. The actress and sex symbol of the 1950s was born Norma Jean Baker in Los Angeles. His film career, which included roles in “Bus Stop,” “Some Like It Hot” and “The Seven Year Itch,” came to epitomize Hollywood glamor. In 1954, she married New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, but they divorced in 1955. She was married to playwright Arthur Miller from 1956 to 1961. Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962.
US STEEL: Superman made his debut that day in 1938. Ohio teens Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel wowed the comic book world with a new kind of pulp hero, a refugee from planet Krypton, who has made his first appearance in “Action Comics # 1”. The character was so successful that he ushered in an era of fantastic superheroes.
Special thanks to the “Chase Calendar of Events” and the Brooklyn Public Library.
“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.”
– actor Morgan Freeman, born that day in 1937