Now that I am an old person, I now understand why old people sit outside just to sit outside.
“America is at that awkward stage. It is too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
by Claire Wolfe
Today in 1871 – Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea. For the first time, the Medal Of Honor is awarded for a foreign conflict.
Today in 1940 – World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France. It took Italy to unsuccessfully invade France. Doesn’t matter. France surrendered to Italy three days after they surrendered to Germany.
Today 1977 – Apple Computer ships its first Apple II personal computer. It sells for US$1298 with 4 KILObytes of RAM and for $2638 you could get it decked out with 48 kB RAM. For comparison, a brand new VW Beetle cost about the same as a decked out Apple ][.