I READ THE NEWS TODAY OH BOY- NEWS HEADLINES FROM TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 1969

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Tuesday January 7, 1969- the headlines for the day–

  • On this day the salary of the office of the President of the United States which had been $100,000 a year since 1949- doubled to $200,000 a year. The incoming President Richard Milhous Nixon POTUS #37 would become the first to earn the increased salary. The presidents salary would remain at $200,000 a year until President George Dubya Bush took office in 2001 when it increased to the current $400,000. The only president of recent times who really needed this salary was Harry Truman- who being an honest man never profited from his years in government. The Truman’s were counting their pennies when they were in the White House and afterwards depended on the presidential pension which started in 1958.

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  • In a courtroom in Los Angeles, California the trial began in the case of Sirhan B. Sirhan for the June 5th, 1968 murder of Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan’s lawyers are Grant Cooper, Russell Parsons, Emile Berman and Michael McCowan. The Chief prosecutors in the case are-Lynn Compton, John Howard and David Fitts. The judge in the case is Herbert V. Walker.

 

 

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3 responses to “I READ THE NEWS TODAY OH BOY- NEWS HEADLINES FROM TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 1969

  1. I didn’t know Sirhan was still alive. I don’t hear as much about the second gunman theory in this assassination. Robert Kennedy’s son doesn’t think he acted alone… I guess that is to be expected.

    • Of the assassinations of the 60’s- I am not a big conspiracy guy- I think Oswald and James Earl Ray acted alone but there seemed to be some questionable things in the RFK assassination- I guess we will never know for sure- 50 years later. Sirhan 74 years old now.

  2. I don’t want to consider conspiracy stuff, but when you look at the JFK assassination, so many people who were involved/related to the incident in ways big and small ended up dead (then, not now from old age) it just seems….excessive. You know what I mean? But….we’ll probably never know, just like Sirhan.
    And this Beatles song always made me very blue…

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