“June 12”

Ninety years ago today, President George H.W. Bush was born. Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

Thirty years ago today, the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in game seven of the 1984 Finals at the Boston Garden. I did not see the end of the game live, because I was on my way to my 3rd shift summer job at Frito-Lay in Dayville, CT. I cannot recall being more nervous during any NBA playoff series, because the two teams were so evenly matched. June 12 was a Tuesday that year.

Twenty years ago today, O.J. Simpson brutally murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. June 12 was a Sunday that year. The next day, Monday 6/12/1994, news about the murders was everywhere. By the end of the week, the Simpson Bronco chase was interrupting network television. To this day, I still believe Simpson is guilty. It was a saga that changed the country and in many ways set back race relations for many years.

(BTW: I have always wondered what the so-called, “renowned constitutional scholar” Barack Obama really thought about the case. No one has ever really asked him what he was doing when the case was all over national television. I suspect that publicly he said Simpson was guilty, but privately he sided with the criminal trial jury.)

 

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