O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of his wife's killer. Aaaaaaaaaand... that's the set-up and the punchline.
South Africa enacts the Suppression of Communism Act because it apparently wasn't enough to just hate black people.
Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance." It goes well except for some dick in the back shouting for her to sing "You['re No Good."
Remember that time Trump called the EU a "trade foe" on CBS right before paying a visit to Putin? Yeah, that was just last year. It's just day-to-day, man...
The world's first "cat championship show" is held in London. Everybody has a wonderful time. The cats give zero fucks.
"Mission Impossible - Fallout" premieres. DC fanboys finally get to see why Superman had weird lips in the "Justice League" movie. People like me don't care, but that's life in the modern age for ya.
Renegade Presidential candidate Ross Perot, running on an Independent ticket, refers to those attending an NAACP speech as "you people."
For perspective, Perot drew 38% of voters away from Republicans and 38% of voters away from Democrats.
So as it stands, we could have had a serious third-party candidate as President in 1992 had Ross had a little more self-control and/or not a deep-seated prejudice against brown people.
The last candidate who ran third-party successfully? George Wallace.
There's a lot to unpack here. Google it. But Ross Perot did die two days ago, so let us, for a moment, spare a moment of silence for the man who helped make it harder for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination and should have ran as an independent in the first place, save that the US always wants every competition to be the goddamn Super Bowl.
Sorry, sorry, I'm angry. Super Bowls are cool. Everybody likes the footballs. No stress.
South Carolina's state legislature votes to remove the confederate flag from the capitol building on the 9th. They do so on the 10th. Nothing blew up on the 11th, so that's cool.