Category Archives: 1972

January 1972: Andrew Wyeth Will Do Nixon Portrait. Wait, No He Won’t.

January 1972: A fun little contretemps about whether Andrew Wyeth would paint a portrait of then-President Nixon. The original post appeared on in 2009 and is available via

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Christopher Evans Hubbart: A Look Back at the ‘Pillowcase Rapist’

Nov. 8, 1972: The Pasadena Star-News reports the arrest of Christopher Evans Hubbart, 21, of 415 Baseline Ave., on suspicion of committing 23 rapes in the San Gabriel Valley.   With the release of Christopher Evans Hubbart, the so-called “Pillowcase … Continue reading

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#cold cases, #history, #museums, #religion, 8|2|2011

[Update: A previous version of this post had a 1972 headline about another hijacking. Thanks to Dewey Webb for pointing out the error.] Nov. 26, 1971: D.B. Cooper bails out with $200,000. Credit: Los Angeles Times SPOTLIGHT Tera W. Hunter … Continue reading

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