Historical Political Events for January 09

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Year Event
1788 Connecticut becomes the fifth state to join the United States.
1799 Income tax introduced in Britain as a temporary measure to help finance the war against Napoleon.
1861 The Mississippi legislature votes to secede from the Union.
1905 "Bloody Sunday" is the name given the day the Russians in St. Petersburg start their long struggle against the Tzarist regime.
1913 Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th U.S. President (1969-74), born this date (died Apr 22, 1994 at age 81). [Nailed for what all politicians do -- crooked dealings -- but somehow we never get used to it.]
1964 22 Panamanians died during riots that began after U.S. residents of the Panama Canal zone prevented them from hoisting their flag there.
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Quote of
the Day
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
    — Aldous Huxley
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