Historical Political Events for April 20

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Year Event
1889 Adolph Hitler born in Braunau, Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany
1914 Ludlow coal miners were on strike against the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. Nine thousand miners had walked out of the company-owned camps on Sept. 23, 1913. The Colorado state militia raked their tents with machine-gun fire on this date. Over 40 miners and their family members were murdered. Among them were the smothered victims in trenches inside the tents, found the next day.
1971 In Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, the Supreme Court rules unanimously that busing of students may be ordered to achieve racial desegregation. Although largely unwelcome (and sometimes violently opposed) in local school districts, court-ordered busing plans in cities such as Charlotte, Boston, and Denver continue until the late 1990s.
1983 Social Security legislation signed by President Reagan (R) this date delays the 1983 cost-of-living increase for 6 months, boosts payroll deductions beginning in 1984, gradually raises the minimum retirement age to 67 by 2027, requires that new federal employees join the system, and mandates that some benefits of higher-income retirees be subject to federal incomes taxes. The reforms are designed to assure the system's solvency for the next 75 years. (From the People's Chronology)
1999 Two Columbine High School students shot and killed 12 of their classmates and one teacher - the largest school shooting in U.S. history.
2001 The Bowers, a missionary family, flying over Peru, are shot down by the Peruvian Air Force with the aid of US CIA (actually a contractor, DynCorp). The mother and a young daughter were instantly killed. CIA gets its wrist slapped several years later.
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Quote of
the Day
Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people.
    — Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, speech to the Nazi-Vatican Concordant of 1933
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