Technology in the News Today
Born on this Day in History: August 31, 1945 - In 1968, Van Morrison released Astral Weeks, an album of astonishing originality and inventiveness that stretched the frontier of rock music. In his follow-up record, Moondance, he deployed a snappy little rhythm-and-blues band behind tautly structured songs. Morrison has always seemed oblivious to public taste and reaction to him and continues to explore different modes of self-expression.
On this Day in History: August 31, 1985 - Richard Ramirez, the notorious "Night Stalker," is captured and nearly killed by a mob in East Los Angeles, California, after being recognized from a photograph shown both on television and in newspapers. Recently identified as the serial killer, Ramirez was pulled from the enraged mob by police officers.