1891 Paul Gauguin leaves France for Tahiti.
1924 Adolf Hitler sent to Landsberg prison,
where he writes Mein Kampf … But only
serves 9 months of a 5 year jail sentence.
1930 The movie “Blue Angel”, starring Marlene Dietrich, premieres in Germany.
1939 The U.S. recognises Franco’s fascist
government in Spain, at the end of the
Spanish Civil War.
Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo
Franco’s victory, that was militarily aided
by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe.
1970 John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce
they are having dual sex change operations.
1974 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic republic in Iran.
1976 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found
Apple Computer in the garage of Job’s
parents house in Cupertino, California.
Happy April First! 😎
“Have you seen the well to do
up and down Park Avenue?
On that famous thorough fare
With their noses in the air
High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time …
If you’re blue and you
don’t know where to go to
why don’t you go where fashion sits?
Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
~ ‘Puttin on the Ritz’
Song from the movie Blue Skies (1946)
David B. Redpath © 2019