Thursday, August 05, 2004

This Day in History:

Marilyn Monroe is found dead:
1962: Movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was "caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide."

Reagan fires 11,359 air-traffic contollers:
1981: Who could forget that the late President Reagan fired 11,359 air traffic controllers, since they continued to strike in violation of his order for them to return to work. Reagan also declared a lifetime ban on the rehiring of the strikers by the FAA. (They had been on strike for two days, after negotiations for a pay raise and shorter work week failed)

Note: I am not a history buff (or at least I never considered myself one), but here recently several very notable entries have been popping up on This Day in History page on the History Channel's website.

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