In 1890, Oakland, California, became one of the first jurisdictions in the country to enact an anti-drug law, which banned opium, morphine, and cocaine unless prescribed by a doctor. In 1938, Orson Welles's radio production of "War of the Worlds" created panic in listeners who believed they were actually listening to reports of Martian invasion. In 1991, President George H. W. Bush opened the Madrid peace conference, the first to include Israel and all its Arab neighbors.
John Adams (1735-1826), president; William Halsey (1882-1959), U.S. admiral/fleet commander; Ezra Pound (1885-1972), poet/critic; Charles Atlas (1893-1972), bodybuilder; Grace Slick (1939- ), singer; Henry Winkler (1945- ), actor; Harry Hamlin (1951- ), actor; Nia Long (1970- ), actress; Gael García Bernal (1978- ), actor; Matthew Morrison (1978- ), actor; Nastia Liukin (1989- ), Olympic gymnast
In 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in eight rounds and regained the world heavyweight title.
Cocaine was not nationally regulated in the U.S. until 1914, when the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act was passed.
"I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them." – Ezra Pound
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