May the 4th...second verse same as the first(headline).
On this day in 1970 national guardsmen fired their guns into a crowd of anti-war protesters on the campus of Kent State University, killing 4 and wounding 8. It came to symbolize the rift in the nation during the Vietnam era. Let's not make the soldiers out to be 100% the bad guys here, they were sent in for a reason. This wasn't the "peaceful" protest the hippies would want everyone to believe. They were throwing rocks and verbally abusing anyone who wasn't on their side. This doesn't justify being shot, but if you only listen to their side of things you'd think they were in a drum circle with flowers in their hair when they were shot for no reason.
On this day in 1979 Margaret Thatcher was sworn in as British Prime minister. Not really sure how soon it will be before we get a woman as president, but this is just more proof that we're a little behind the times when it comes to being progressive.
On this day in 1984 Bruce Springsteen released "Pink Cadillac". The significance of this? I have no idea, but the History Channel website listed it as a top event today. I always saw it as a falic reference, but I see the world a little different than everybody else I guess.