Have You Heard, it was 120 years ago today (9/5/1895) that Sumter County’s George Washington Murray was officially elected to his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Murray was born a slave and served in Congress as a Republican.
Murray was the last African-American member of Congress from South Carolina until 1993, when Sumter County’s James Clyburn took his seat.
Clyburn is a surviving relative of Murray’s.
Also, Murray’s 1895 win was the last in the state for a Republican House candidate until (former Democrat) Albert Watson of Columbia won in 1965.
Congressman Watson was white.
Today marks 40 years since Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a former Manson follower, tried to kill President Gerald Ford.
It happened in Sacramento.
Fromme had four bullets in her pistol but none in the chamber and when she pulled the trigger, she failed to kill the President.
Fromme was 26 at the time.
She’s now 66. She was paroled from prison in 2009.
A tragedy that did happen, began 43 years ago today.
When it was over the following day (9/5/1972), Palestinian terrorists had killed 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team and one German police officer in Munich.
Today is both Bacon Day and Cheese Pizza Day!
Raquel Welch is 75 today.
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