Here are some one liners...
The Universe is Spooky -- I talk about the known science to this point.
Your Stockbroker Has Stepped Out for a Moment -- The Great Depression
Notable Births -- Martin Luther King Jr., Yasser Arafat, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gaston Glock, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Gerry Anderson, Ed Asner
In Other News -- Vatican City is now an independent state, Germany, France and the USA agree not to declare war on each other, and The Geneva Convention is signed.
The Universe is Spooky"Spooky action at a distance" means that at some fundamental level the universe is not working as one might expect... or even believe. Newton must have realized that if gravity works instantly on objects over vast distances that something spooky is going on. Albert Einstein signed on to a quantum mechanics explanation in principle, but despite what relativity was telling him, he was uncomfortable with the spookier aspects of the universe. For example, Einstein's equations predict wormholes and black holes, but these are places in the universe where suddenly you are somewhere else... or nowhere else. Spooky. Werner Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle has proven that you can measure the position of a quantum particle, but not the momentum and vice versa. And this year, Edwin Hubble measures the rate of expansion of the universe. He observes a certain type of variable star, and compares its absolute brightness to its measured brightness. But if the universe is growing larger, doesn't that mean that it was once very small... uh... in the beginning? In later years the phrase "Big Bang Theory" will be used to mock the idea of an expanding universe (and the TV series will mock more than that), but the phrase "The Big Bang Theory" will be embraced by those it was meant to mock. The Universe is expanding, People will debate how fast, or how much, but it is not expanding INTO anything. It IS the thing, and in time it will get bigger. (I think I made a cosmology pun there, but I'm uncertain.)    
Your Stockbroker Has Stepped Out for a Moment
- The ticker still clattered. I was staring at an inch of the tape which bore the inscription XYZ-32. It had been 52 that morning. I was finished and so were many friends. The papers reported men jumping to death from the towers of High Finance. That disgusted me. I would not jump. I went back to the bar.
- -- Bill's Story, from the book Alcoholics Anonymous, page 4. 
- Martin Luther King Jr.: Baptist minister and advocate of passive resistance within the Civil Rights movement. 
- Yasser Arafat: Leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and all around pain-in-the-neck. 
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: First Lady and later the wife of Aristotle Onassis. 
- Gaston Glock (Living): Manufacturer of curtain rods, the Austrian Glock 17 and later models. 
- And in Entertainment...
- -- Grace Kelly: "To Catch a Thief" and later to become the Princess of Monaco. 
- -- Audrey Hepburn: Wait Until Dark, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and My Fair Lady. 
- -- Gerry Anderson: "Thunderbirds are go!" Producer, writer and voice actor for futuristic TV shows. 
- -- Ed Asner (Living): Voice of "Carl" in the animated film Up, narrator of Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale, and "Mr. Grant" on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. 
- **Note: (Living) means they were alive when I checked on 2017-Jan-10.
In Other News
- Vatican City is now an independent state. Until now, the various Popes avoided the question, so the relationship with Italy had been up in the air. 
- Germany, France and the USA agree not to declare war on each other.. Well... that's done it then. We can move on. Right? 
- The Geneva Convention is signed. World War 1 revealed flaws in previous agreements, over prisoners of war and the treatment of civilians during war so this will fix it. (shudder!)