[Save the Date] Because you need something to talk about at the dinner table tonight …
1876: Alexander Graham Bell is awarded the patent for the telephone.
1936: German troops occupy the Rhineland.
1965: The “Bloody Sunday” attack on civil rights marchers in Alabama takes place.
1983: ESPN televises the first live pro football game on cable. It was the USFL, but still …
1994: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parody is a “fair use” under copyright law, and MAD magazine breathes a sigh of relief.
2004: Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church. (Scott Renshaw)