Reading While Eating for June 4: Anniversaries

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: an anniversary of two separate tragedies, plus a helicopter cat.

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In front of a mural depicting Beijing's Tiananmen Square, hundreds of thousands of people take part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate those who died in the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement on June 4, 1989.

This Day in History: On June 4, 1989, tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square, crushing China’s student protests. More than 20 years later, despite heavy censorship on the mainland, it’s an anniversary activists still mark online. (

This Day in History, Part II: On June 4, 1976, 10-cent Beer Night in Cleveland, Ohio went horribly, horribly wrong. (Mental Floss)

Another Use for a Dead Cat: Dutch artist Bart Jansen has turned his dearly departed cat Orville into a bitchin’ remote control helicopter. This is possibly the creepiest thing we’ve seen all day, and we’ve been following this story. (The Daily

Classic Novels and the Filmmakers Who Were Born to Direct Them: Admit it: You’d watch Franny and Zooey by Wes Anderson in a heartbeat. (Flavorwire)

The 1939 World Series, in Color: Rare, beautiful footage of the Yankees-Reds series reminds us of what baseball used to look like in the years before jumbotrons. We bet people were still complaining about the cost of peanuts, though. (Buzzfeed)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Everyone else on the Internet is looking for this trailer, so we didn’t want to deprive you. But we’re not entirely sure what the big deal is. (The Daily