Today in Heritage History, July 2, 1917, riots break out in St. Louis, Missouri. Residents of the city went wild after Louey publicly refused to meet anybody at the Fair, despite enticing promises of a hoochie-coochie and an opportunity to have  his own personal tootsie-wootsie.

Today in Heritage History, July 1, 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is not inherently, “cruel and unusual” punishment. This was only after executed prisoners scheduled to appear and provide testimony to the contrary, failed to show.

A (belated) Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends who have a great balcony view of the U.S.