This Day In Kixtory
Written by Charlie Walker on
160 years ago – In 1863, a young journalist in Carson City, Nevada, one Samuel Clemens, published a report in the “Virginia City Enterprise” using his new pen name Mark Twain.
The name “Mark Twain” came from his days working on Mississippi riverboats.
It was an expression that meant the water was two fathoms deep . . . which was the minimum depth considered safe for a riverboat to travel over.
64 years ago – In 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and theBig Bopper died in a plane crash in Mason City, Iowa. This was the “Day the Music Died”, ya know.
32 years ago – In 1991, Nancy Kulp, the incredibly sexy Mrs. Hathaway on “The Beverly Hillbillies”, died of cancer at the age of 69.
31 years ago – In 1992, the trial began in Los Angeles for four police officers charged with civil rights violations in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. Their acquittal in April is what set off the L.A. riots.
Two of the cops were later found guilty when they were retried in federal court.