Historical Political Events for April 23

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Year Event
1784 Thomas Jefferson's Land Ordinance passed, basis for the version of 1787. This ordinance established the process by which new lands would be divided into states, the process for surveying and sale, and the qualifications of new states to enter into Congress.
1899 Sam Hose, a black man, and an alleged accomplice, were lynched and mutilated in front of a crowd of 2,000 whites in Atlanta. He allegedly killed his employer, Alfred Cranford.
1950 Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1956 In "SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRIC & GAS CO. v. FLEMMING", the Supreme Court outlaws racial segregation in intrastate public transportation.
1988 The U.S. bans smoking on short domestic airline flights.
1990 The "HATE CRIME STATISTICS ACT" becomes law. [If you must kill someone, you will fare better if you do it for money than if you do it because you don't like him!]
1996 A Bronx civil-court jury ordered Bernhard Goetz to pay $43 million to paralyzed Darrell Cabey, one of four young thugs he shot on a subway car in 1984 in an attempted holdup.
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Quote of
the Day
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.
    — Justice Louis D. Brandeis
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