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Demolition of the Berlin Wall began, 1990.

American farm prices reached their highest level since the postwar inflation of 1920, 1946.

Rhode Island made a law which required employers to withhold 1% of employee’s pay for health insurance, 1942.

Germany's Nazi government announced it would bring 1,000 monks to trial as part of the regime's battle against Catholics, 1937.

The most elaborate movie house in Boise, the Egyptian Theater, opened, 1927.

A patent was granted for the zipper, 1913.

Musician Duke Ellington was born, 1899. Ellington composed many jazz songs including: “Caravan,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,”and “Mood Indigo.”

Miners blew up mills at Wardner, Idaho, 1899, causing $250,000 damage.

Jacob Coxey and his "army" of unemployed men held a demonstration in front of the U.S. Capitol, 1894, to protest bad economic conditions and to ask for legislation to provide relief.

President Rutherford Hayes vetoed an army appropriation bill, 1879, because it prohibited the use of troops or law enforcement personnel to provide security at polling places during elections.

Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst was born, 1863, in San Francisco.

Confederate defenders turned New Orleans over to federal troops led by Admiral David Farragut, 1862.

A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. -- Napoleon Bonaparte

Experience is what you get when you are looking for something else.

John 3:16 (American Standard Version)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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