1616 - Walter Raleigh was released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana. Most of the paintings of him are fug so I just posted Clive Owen playing him in a movie.
1916 – Einstein publishes his theory of relativity. Also looks amazing a pair of velour shorts.
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar. Exactly one year later, David Bowie and Angela Barnett were married. I had no idea there was a pre-Iman Mrs. Bowie.
1976 - Patty Hearst aka Tanya was convicted of armed robbery for her role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank. The recently deceased Natasha Richardson played her in a movie. Sad.
1985 - For the first time in its 99-year history, Avon representatives received a salary. Up to that time they had been paid solely on commissions. I remember our neighborhood Avon lady. You could smell the Skin So Soft from 50 yards.
1990 - Imelda Marcos went on trial for racketeering, embezzlement and bribery. All of it, of course, went to buy shoes.
1992 - Janice Pennington was awarded $1.3 million for accident on the set of the "Price is Right" TV show. In the photo, I think she’s the one in the middle with the crazy eyes.
1994 – Brett “The Hitman” Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X.
1996 - In Los Angeles, Erik and Lyle Menendez were found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of their parents. All I remember is that their lawyer had that wild Glenn Close-in-Fatal Attaction hair.
1997 – Inside Deep Throat producer Brian Grazer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first men to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. Pointless.