Historical Political Events for May 28

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Year Event
585BC REIGN OF ALYATTES. Under Alyattes, the Greek cities of the coast (except Miletus) were conquered. In 590, Alyattes began a war with Cyaxares of Media which lasted for five years. After a battle, which can be dated by a solar eclipse to this date, a treaty was signed. (From The Encyclopedia of World History, Stearns, Houghton Mifflan Co., 2001)
1830 President Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, requiring Eastern Indians to be resettled west of the Mississippi.
1905 In the Battle of Tsushima, the Russian Navy was soundly defeated by the Japanese. The fleet was destroyed along with 4700 men. This effectively ended the Russo-Japanese war.
1992 "Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Adoption and Family Services Act", P.L. 102-295, is signed into law by President Bush (R).
1996 President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
1998 Pakistan tests a nuclear weapon.
1998 President Clinton (D) signs an amendment to Executive Order 11478 that "prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation" in the government.
2000 President Alberto Fujimori "wins" overwhelmingly an election in Peru which is considered invalid by international observers and by his challenger Alejandro Toledo who boycotted the election. Fujimori does not know it yet, but this is the beginning of his downfall.
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Quote of
the Day
The Department of Social Services is using financial consultants who specialize in advising the state how to aggressively "maximize federal revenue". This means that the decision as to whether to remove a child from his parents is often a factor of whether the DSS can get more federal money, according to many experts. It is reported that the Department is making an extra $90 million a year by this method.
    — Edward G. Oliver, "'What's Best For The Child' Is Secondary To 'More Federal Money'", Massachusetts News
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