|Year|| Event |
|1774|| In a speech to the Virginia Provincial Convention, Patrick Henry declares for American independence: "Give me liberty, or give me death." |
|1833|| President Andrew Jackson signs legislation reducing the tariff over the next ten years. But the tariff legislation is accompanied by the inflammatory Force Act which affirms the president's right to use force to ensure state compliance with federal law. (From The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.) |
|1932|| Norris-La Guardia Anti-Injunction Act was passed severely limiting the power to issue injunctions in labor disputes. The passage of the Norris-La Guardia Act signaled the beginning of a shift away from the government's anti-union sentiment. A precursor to the Wagner Act. |
|1983|| President Ronald Reagan (R) proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (popularly known as "Star Wars"). Bush (R) keeps it alive. |
|1994|| Mexican PRI Presidential candidate Ernesto Colosio assassinated in Tijuana, Baja California. |
|1995|| Ten were killed in a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo religious sect. |
|1998|| Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (from the CBD): From the U.S. Air Force: "REMOVAL OF LEAD-CONTAMINATED PAINTED SIDING AND REPLACEMENT WITH VINYL SIDING", AMT $288,277.61, TO Thomas Brand Siding Company [Looks like the siding sales people are on the prowl again] |
|2008|| U.S. Suffers 4,000th Death in Iraq. |
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