Abbie Hoffman's merry band of pranksters took a tour of the NYSE on August 24, 1967. The tour ended at a gallery overlooking the trading floor. Hoffman and his friends rushed to the railing, and began throwing money onto the heads of the traders below.
Doug Hoffman lost his election last night in NY-23. He was supported by a plurality of talk radio entertainers, and a majority of former half-term governors of Alaska -- just not voters who actually live there.
While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.