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Old 04-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #1775
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Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" is based at a masquerade ball in which a central figure turns out to be his costume..A masquerade ball (or bal masqué) is an event which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask..Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th century Renaissance (Italian, maschera)..They were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes , and were particularly popular in Venice. They have been associated with the tradition of the Venetian Carnival.. With the fall of the Venetian Republic at the end of the 18th century, the use and tradition of masks gradually began to decline, until they disappeared altogether..One of the most noted masquerade balls of the 20th century was that held at Palazzo Labia in Venice on 3 September 1951, hosted by Carlos de Beistegui.. It was dubbed "the party of the century"...Another ball in Zürich is featured in the novel Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse...

May 19th - "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3/20 - " My Wife Bugs Me" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic\21-Dan White receives a light sentence for killing San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, gay men in the city riot-The Montréal Canadiens defeat the New York Rangers 4 games to 1 in the best-of-se7en series, winning the Stanley Cup-Elton John becomes the first musician from the west to perform live in the Soviet Union/May 23 – Afghanistan recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)- West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president- Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy- "Kids Are All Right" premieres\24- Thorpe Park at Chertsey in Surrey is opened - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR...

May 25-American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport, killing all 271 on board and 2 people on the ground in the deadliest aviation accident in U. S. history-John Spenkelink is executed in Florida, in the first use of the electric chair in America after the reintroduction of death penalty in 1976-Etan Patz, 6 years old, is kidnapped in New York. He is often referred to as the "Boy on the Milk Carton" and the investigation later sprouts into one of the most prolific child abduction cases of all time. This is a cold case until 2010 when it is re-opened.. When he did not come home at 3:30, his mother called the police..An intense search began that evening, using nearly 100 police officers and a team of bloodhounds..His photos of Etan were printed on countless missing child posters and milk cartons, and they were projected on screens in Times Square....Between crimes — often while targeting future victims — they’ll pull out their trophies and just sit back in their La-Z Boy chairs and relive the crime over and over in their minds...The day of Etan Patz's disappearance, May 25, 1979, has been designated National Missing Children's Day since its declaration by President Ronald Reagan in 1983...Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the
City of New York- Price of milk increases more than 10% to 15 pence a pint... Facts?.I got a million facts at my fingertips..Chapter One: He adored New York City. Although to him it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture.. How hard it was to exist in a society desensitized by drugs, loud music, television, crime, garbage - too angry.. I don't want to be angry...Chapter One. He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved.. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual phower of a jungle cat.. Oh, I love this..New York was his town...

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