A hijacked Western Airlines jet arrived in Algiers, 1972, carrying $500,000 in ransom money, a 23-year-old hijacker and his girlfriend. The young man planned to join a Black Panthers squad that had set up in Algeria. He had taken over a Los Angeles to Seattle flight, claiming to have a bomb, then traded planes to fly to Algiers. The other passengers were released when the planes were swapped. Hijackers and copycat hijackers practically swarmed airlines in the early 1970s until airport security and passenger screening was improved.
Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, with the Gemini 4 mission, 1965.
A young woman who survived a single-engine plane crash in the Sierra Nevada mountains was stranded for six days in the wilderness, 1960. Janet Robertson appeared on the doorstep of a ranger station in Sequoia National Park.
Paris was bombed by 200 German planes, 1940.
Franklin Roosevelt first used the phrase “a new deal” on this date in 1932. He used it to promise delegates to the Democratic Party convention that he would be an effective President and that he would help bring the U.S. out of the Great Depression.
About 1,600 Boise school children carried candle-lit lanterns in an evening parade to the Idaho statehouse, 1922, to mark the end of Music Week. Boise's Music Week is a yearly presentation of the city's amateur musical talent consisting of free concerts and musical theatre.
Pueblo, Colorado was flooded, 1921; about 1,500 died.
The Second Continental Congress made preparations for war, 1775, by seeking a loan of 6000 British pounds to buy gunpowder.
King James II named Sir Edmund Andros Governor of New England, overseeing the Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, Maine and Narragansett colonies, 1686. James II was very unpopular (so much so that he was driven from the throne in the Glorious Revolution), and his governor in New England lost no time in becoming equally disliked in America.
The Dutch West India Company was chartered, 1621, to set up colonies in Africa and America.
Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results. It produces no results.
Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. -- Hamilton Holt
We are not punished for our sins, but by them. -- Elbert Hubbard
John 18:37-38 (American Standard Version)
Pilate therefore said to him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice. Pilate said to him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, I find in him no fault at all.
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