Wednesday, June 20th, the 172nd day of 2012
Was Lizzy Borden an ax-wielding psycho who slaughtered her parents? A Massachusetts jury didn’t think so, and acquitted her of murder charges 119 years ago today.
1963 A hotline is set up between the United States and Soviet Union.
1972: An old bridge in Mississippi collapsed and fell into the river below. It was signficant because of its inclusion in a hugely popular song of five years earlier. It was the Tallahatchie Bridge, made famous in Bobbie Gentry’s 1967 blockbuster “Ode to Billy Joe.”