Historical Political Events for March 19

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Year Event
1906 A white woman in Chattanooga accused a black man named Ed Johnson of raping her, and he subsequently was arrested and tried. According to the records, he had an alibi and her testimony was less-than-convincing, but since she was white and he was black, the man was convicted and sentenced to hang. He never made it to his official hanging. After Johnsonís attorneys had convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay of execution, a mob broke into the Hamilton County Jail, took him to the Walnut Street Bridge, and performed the execution themselves, performing a brutal beating, hanging, and shooting on their own. [Democracy is a close cousin of "mob rule".]
1918 Congress creates Daylight Saving Time which is suppose to conserve energy but is actually just another expression of the government's lust for control. It went into effect on March 31. Congress keeps fooling with it -- in WWII it was even year round!
1941 An increasing number of strikes wherein labor and management struggle to see who can make the most money out of the current world crisis, results in the establishment of the National Defense Mediation Board (NDMB).
1979 House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts.
1988 3,000 U.S. troops are airlifted to Honduras in order to send a message to the Sandinista government of neighboring Nicaragua. [We are going to make people be nice to each other if we have to kill them to do it!]
1998 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (from the CBD (Now suppressed by the govt.)): From the U.S. Department of Energy: "PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS AND SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY", AMT $50,000,000, TO Battelle Memorial Institute [Clean air doesn't come cheap -- especially the paper work!]
2011 Obama bombs Libya without any approval or consultation with Congress.
and . . .
Quote of
the Day
"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
    — Barack Obama (Made during his campaign)
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