News of the day for June 1, 1981. The Reagan Tax Cut Proposal, Fighting in Beirut, Bangladesh coup crushed, Teamsters gather for 22nd National Convention in Las Vegas, Pianist Andre-Michel Schub wins 6th Annual Van Cliburn Competition, South Africa celebrates 20th anniversary as a White ruled republic and The Supreme Court rules it's a Constitutional Right to dance nude in public.
June 1, 2011

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SCOTUS says "clothing optional" (for a time, anyway).


First day of June in 1981 and the Haywire Season is in full swing. President Reagan invites Democrats in Congress to a sit-down and lip-service for his new tax-cut proposal, the message being "my way or the highway", but making it look good for the cameras. In the rest of the world - fighting spirals out of control in Beirut. Naim Khadar, the PLO Representative in Belgium is gunned down in Brussels. Bangladesh crushes a coup and South Africa celebrates 20 years as a White-ruled Republic at a cost of $90 million and more troops on the streets of Durbin than onlookers.

Meanwhile, back in the States - The Teamsters gather for the 22nd National Convention opening in Las Vegas and The UMW scrambles for votes of approval in the wake of a new contract proposal for Coal Miners. Former Congressman Carl Vincent passes away at the age of 97. Pianist Andre-Michel Schub wins the 6th Annual Van Cliburn Piano Competition in Texas and The Supreme Court rules people have a Constitutional Right to dance nude in public.

And now you know.

But don't take my word for it, it says so on the CBS World News Roundup and Hourly News reports from June 1, 1981.

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