Today in 1957: The U.S. Air Force drops a nuclear bomb on New Mexico when a safety-release lever on the bay door malfunctions and the bomb rips away the door and falls from the plane.
Although its non-nuclear explosive blasts a twenty five-foot-wide crater in the desert, its ten-megaton nuclear charge miraculously does not detonate, narrowly averting horror for New Mexico. The bomb is hundreds of times more powerful than the one that had leveled Hiroshima.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is South Central Federation of Labor’s Committee on Political Education 54th Annual Bean Feed Dinner! For a small donation, you get all the hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad and potato salad you can eat. There are no speeches or program, just a good meal and a chance for constituents to talk things over informally with their political representatives. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This is from 6 to 7:15pm at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit scfl.org.
Mad City Vegan Fest and the UW Animal Rights Society are sponsoring the “Mad City Vegan Fest Kick-off” on Friday night, June 7th, at Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street. There is a cost for this event. Visit veganfest.org to order advance tickets. For questions, call Gina at 608-446-2243.