Saturday, April 14, 2012
TODAY IN HISTORY
Well, I'm sure we all know that this weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
I wish people were as concerned about some of the more unglamorous aspects of this event. Like the class issues involved. As gallant as some of the upper class males were, the fact remains that most of the women and children ushered into life boats were from the ruling class.
It was another story entirely for the poor and immigrants in steerage.
Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, quietly watching 'My American Cousin' at Ford's Theater.
And, it is also the anniversary of the publishing of 'The Grapes of Wrath'.
I'm just saying....
Posted by Morgan at 1:13 PM