On this day in 1971, anti-war protesters calling themselves the Mayday Tribe begin four days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C., hoping to shut down the nation's capital. It works, the Tribe takes over, and Abbie Hoffman is elected President of the United States. Things will remain groovy until 1985 when there is civil unrest following the dismantling of the Over Thirty Wall.
On this day in 1988, the White House acknowledges that first lady Nancy Reagan has been seeing an astrologer to help advise her husband.
On this day in 1988, Washington, D.C.-based palm reader, Madame Vargas, is appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.