Historical Political Events for January 24

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Year Event
0041 Caligula, Emperor of Rome, assassinated.
1881 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Springer v. United States, upholds the federal income tax of 1862.
1904 The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell. Sadly, they are not "Politically Correct" enough for these advanced times.
1916 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., rules that the income tax law is constitutional.
1975 Terrorist attack: A bomb set off in historical Fraunces Tavern, in New York City, killed 4 and injured more than 50 persons. The Puerto Rican nationalist group, FALN, claimed responsibility and police tied 13 other bombings to it.
1994 The U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that groups such as Operation Rescue which try to impede access to abortion clinics are subject to prosecution under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
1995 The trial opens for the U.S. former football star, O. J. Simpson, for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman (on June 12, 1994). After a long and tedious trial, he is acquitted.
2006 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase. From the Department of Homeland Security: The Halliburton subsidiary KBR (formerly Brown and Root) announced this date that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps in the U.S.
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Quote of
the Day
That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.
    — Benjamin Franklin
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