October 22

President Kennedy went on nationwide television to demand that the Soviet Union remove missiles from Cuba, 1962. Kennedy also ordered a naval blockade of Cuba.

The French army was called out to deal with strikes in Paris, 1948.

Inventor Chester Carlson made the first photocopy using the xerographic (Xerox) process, 1938.

Well drillers struck natural gas near downtown Weiser, 1915. The gas was encountered at a depth of 400 feet and drillers expected the flow to increase as the casing was pushed deeper.

The Panic of 1907 began with a depositors’ run on the Knickerbocker Trust Company in New York City.

"The Clansman," a play about the Ku Klux Klan that was later turned into movie director D. W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation," got a vehement response from African-American people in Philadelphia, 1906. 3,000 people rioted when the play opened at a Philadelphia theater.

A quarter mile horse race for lady riders brought the crowd to its feet during the last day of the state fair in Boise, 1904. Spectators were delighted to see women compete in such a contest.

A lightning raid on eight Boise saloons netted eleven "money" slot machines, 1904. The machines had been brought to town for the week of the state fair in defiance of the city ordinance. Plans were made to destroy the confiscated machines. Boise allowed "merchandise" slot machines which typically dispensed sticks of chewing gum.

The New York Assembly passed a bill to start a college in the colony, 1746. It authorized selling lottery tickets to raise 250 British pounds toward founding a college. The school was called King's College, which became Columbia University.

If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path. -- Marty Adams

You don't get rich in politics unless you are a crook. -- Harry Truman

Curdled Quotes from Caustic Writers:  The Christian faith from the beginning is sacrifice:  The sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of spirit; it is at the same time subjection, self-derision, and self-mutilation. -- Nietsche

Proverbs 17:5 (American Standard Version)

   Whoso mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

Quotes About the Importance of Prayer:

Let the world their virtue boast,

Their works of righteousness;

I, a wretch undone and lost,

Am freely saved by grace;

Other title I disclaim,

This, only this, is all my plea,

I the chief of sinners am,

But Jesus died for me.

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