|Year|| Event |
|1944|| D-Day: Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy under the command of General Eisenhower. |
|1969|| In a Federal court in Houston, it was revealed that the telephones of Martin Luther King, Jr., were tapped despite an order by President Johnson that this measure can only be taken for reasons of "National Security" and with the authorization of the Attorney General. It was also disclosed that the Department of Justice has eavesdropped on a number of suspected subversives without getting court approval and would continue the practice. |
|1978|| California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, which limited "property tax" increases by the government. |
|1982|| Israel invades Lebanon. |
|1996|| The Senate narrowly rejected a Balanced Budget amendment to the Constitution as outgoing Majority Leader Bob Dole and the Democrats clashed over deficit reduction. Could it work? |
|2002|| According to an article published by Reuters on April 6, 2003, the US prison population surpassed 2 million in the month of June, 2002. It is said we now have the highest incarceration rate in the world. [America likes to be #1 in everything, I suppose] |
|2005|| In a 6-3 decision in Gonzales v. Raich the U.S. Supreme Court concludes that federal drug laws continue to trump the efforts of California and other states to permit the use of pot for sick and dying patients. |
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