Today in History 2030 – July 5

1937 Spam hits the market. The canned meat of unspecified origin of course, not the Internet kind.

1946 The bikini is presented to the public for the first time, in Paris. Henceforth used to sell just about anything, with the possible exception of spam.

1954 The BBC airs its television news bulletin for the first time.

1989 Oliver North gets three years in jail for his role in the Iran-Contra affair. Will be recycled as an analyst by Fox News. Still revered as a hero in right-wing mythology.

2011 Dick Cheney announces Oliver North as running mate for the American Presidency.

2030 A crate of 1937 spam is discovered in a Washington State logging camp. It’s just an edible.

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