Title page from book

George Carlin, Jesse James, Monkey business, Guns N’ Roses, and JFK jr

  • Hands up this is a robbery!

    149 years ago – In 1873, Jesse James held up the Rock Island Express near
    Adair, Iowa, in his First Train Robbery. Only $6,000 was reported lost, but it was
    more like $65,000. The train company didn’t want the public to know they carried
    that much money.

    American outlaw Jesse James , with his elder brother Frank he was a...

    American outlaw Jesse James , with his elder brother Frank he was a member of Quantrill's Raiders, a gang of pro-confederate irregulars in his native Missouri who robbed banks and trains throughout... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Welcome to the jungle

    35 years ago – In 1987, Guns N’ Roses released their debut album “Appetite for
    Destruction”, featuring “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Paradise City”, and “Sweet
    Child O’ Mine”.

    Slash of Guns N' Roses performs in concert during weekend one of the...

    Slash of Guns N' Roses performs in concert during weekend one of the 2019 ACL Fest at Zilker Park on October 4, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Another Kennedy death

    23 years ago – In 1999, Navy divers found the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his
    wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of John-John’s
    plane in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard.

    Maribelle Restaurant, London, John F.kennedy Jr. & Wife Carolyn,...

    Maribelle Restaurant, London, John F.kennedy Jr. & Wife Carolyn, "Ralph Lauren's New Shop Opening Party" Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Funny not funny

    50 years ago – In 1972, George Carlin was arrested and charged with disorderly
    conduct and profanity at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for “using indecent
    language in front of wheelchair-bound children.”

    Photo of George CARLIN, George Carlin performing on stage at the...

    Photo of George CARLIN, George Carlin performing on stage at the River Rock Show Theatre Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Moneky Business

    97 years ago – In 1925, The “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with
    school teacher John T. Scopes being found guilty and fined $100 for teaching
    Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The conviction was later overturned.

    A female Bornean orangutan plays with her offspring at the new...

    A female Bornean orangutan plays with her offspring at the new "Kalimantan" habitat of the Guadalajara Zoo, state of Jalisco, Mexico, on July 20, 2022. - The zoo has currently two orangutan mothers... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images