On this day in 1971, General Idi Amin Dada named himself the third president of Uganda, a week after leading the military coup that toppled the country's second post-colonial leader, Milton Obote. Charismatic to the public, he proved a cruel, greedy tyrant behind closed doors.
I came across a rather bizarre ad recently in the October 15, 1979 edition of Newsweek. It's for a company called Champion which now looks to be a part of the International Paper Company.
The ad is utterly perplexing.
"In the future, incredibly expensive technology could enable a few people to live for 200 years or…