Historical Political Events for September 18

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Year Event
1810 Chilean Independence day. On this day a junta revolted against the rule of Joseph Bonaparte of Spain.
1850 "Fugitive Slave Act" is passed which requires Northerners to return escaped slaves to their masters.
1934 The USSR is admitted to the League of Nations.
1947 US Air Force established.
1973 East and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations. (From the Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1975 Patricia Hearst is arrested for armed bank robbery, having joined her captors in crime [and sex].
1992 The U.S. gets nasty with the people of Cuba by tightening its trade embargo, forbidding foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies from trading with Cuba.
1996 Okinawans voted to have the USA remove its 28,000 troops stationed on their island. Good luck.
1996 President Bill Clinton (D) creates the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, taking 1.7 million acres to do so.
2001 Joint Resolution of Congress authorizes the President to use Military Force against anyone that appears to have "aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons."
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Quote of
the Day
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    — Lazarus Long, Time Enough For Love - Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
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