Historical Political Events for May 02

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Year Event
1896 US forces lands in Nicaragua {pdf} to protect American interests in Corinto during local unrest, May 2-4.
1914 The Harrison Drug Act, signed into law by President Wilson this date, requires all persons licensed to sell narcotic drugs to file an inventory of their stocks with the Internal Revenue Service. This marks the beginning of America's most tragic drift away from Constitutional law, the "Drug War".
1965 President Johnson (D) sends troops to the Dominican Republic to "prevent another Communist state in this hemisphere."
1978 Crow Creek Massacre discovered by Robert Alex. A village in South Dakota, the Crow Creek site, was the scene of an early 14th century (about 1325) massacre of nearly 500 Village Farmer people attempting to colonize land to the north. They were probably attacked by warriors of the Middle Missouri tradition, Indians indigenous to South Dakota.
1997 Today's Health Advisory: As much as they hate to, the FDA has found it necessary to regulate restaurant Menus. Because they care about you. Related material here.
2000 Executive Order (EO) #13152 is issued by Clinton (D), forbidding discrimination in the workplace by reason of a person's marital status or sexual orientation. EO's are used by the president to create laws without having to go through the cumbersome legislative process (as dictated by the Constitution).
2012 U.S. National Debt passed the "$50,000 per person" mark on or about this day. That is every individual, old and young, would now have to cough up $50,000 to pay off our debt! See some history at The United States National Debt.
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Quote of
the Day
We have never interfered in the internal government of a country and have no intention of doing so, never have had any thought of that kind.
    — Ronald Reagan (R), 1982
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