Historical Political Events for January 11

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Year Event
1563 The English Parliament meets and passes the Statute of Apprentices, empowering justices of the peace to fix minimum wages and conditions, and confirms laws against beggary and profiteering in grain markets. (The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1861 The Alabama legislature votes to secede from the Union.
1944 President Roosevelt in his "State of the Union" speech to Congress proposes a National Service act and a new set of rights that included: a right to a job, a right of decent income to farmers, a right to a decent home, a right to medical care, etc. [Does anyone know what the word "right" actually means?]
1964 First government report issued saying smoking may be hazardous to ones health.
1973 Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC.
2002 First detainees are locked up at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. As of November 7, 2005, 358 of the 505 detainees then held at Guantánamo Bay have had Administrative Review Board hearings, according to a November 12, 2005, report by the Wall Street Journal.
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Quote of
the Day
The right to be left alone is the most comprehensive of rights and the most valued in civilized man.
    — Justice Louis D. Brandeis
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