Marc shares some events from this day in history: The beginning of the French Revolution, the birth of guitarist Lady Bo, the arrival of Marcus Garvey in Jamaica, and the day Alabama and Mississippi Democrats walked out of the DNC.
1877 – The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 begins in Martinsburg, West Virginia, US, when Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers have their wages cut for the second time in a year. 1
881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
2002 – French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
2003 – In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak reveals that Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame is a CIA “operative”.