President Lyndon Johnson formed the Warren Commission to investigate the murder of President John F. Kennedy, 1963.
The Indian Parliament passed a law banning discrimination against Untouchables, 1948.
The United Nations approved the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, 1947. Citizens in the Jewish sector of Palestine celebrated what they called "Liberation Day," the creation of a Jewish homeland.
Marshal Tito became leader of Yugoslavia, 1943. Tito had been a Communist agitator in Yugoslavia prior to the war, and became a fierce opponent of the Nazis. After the war, Marshal Tito pursued a somewhat independent course for Yugoslavia; ignoring some directives from the Soviet Union.
A German court ruled that the children and parents in a pacifist Christian family had to be separated, 1937, because the children, educated in pacifist beliefs, could become "enemies of the state." The judge wrote, "the law as a racial and national instrument entrusts German parents with the education of their children only under certain conditions, namely, that they educate them in the fashion that the nation and state expect."
The Spanish government took over large estates for land redistribution to the poor, 1931.
Archeologists found King Tut’s tomb, 1922.
Colorado volunteer soldiers led by Colonel John Chivington attacked a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, 1864, at Sand Creek, Colorado. The Indians had gone to Sand Creek because of an agreement with the governor of Colorado. They had been accused of raiding farms and wagon trains but insisted that a band of Sioux were the culprits. Their trip to Sand Creek was a gesture of good faith to show they were not causing trouble, but Chivington's men attacked them there, killing about 133, mostly women and children. The conduct of the volunteers caused outrage among the Indians and in Congress, where an investigating committee called the action "a foul and dastardly massacre."
Marcus Whitman, his wife and twelve other whites were killed at the Whitman mission near Walla Walla, 1847, by Cayuse Indians, setting off the Cayuse War.
Author Louisa May Alcott was born, 1832. She taught school and in the Civil War she was an army nurse.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. -- Andrew Jackson
What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. -- Henny Youngman
Proverbs 22:26-27 (American Standard Version)
Be thou not one of them that strike hands, Or of them that are sureties for debts [that guarantee payment of another person's debt]. If thou have not wherewith to pay, Why should the creditor take away thy bed from under thee?
Curdled Quotes from Caustic Writers: I found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of women. -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton The editor responds: Hyperbole alert!
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