Historical Political Events for January 29

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Year Event
1834 President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute.
1861 The state of Kansas is admitted to the Union.
1919 The 18th Amendment, banning the manufacturer, sale or use of alcoholic beverages, is ratified by the states. Prohibition begins within a year.
1932 The first State unemployment insurance law was enacted in Wisconsin.
1962 U.S. manufacturing firms with federal contracts of $50,000 or more are ordered January 29 to report the number of blacks on their payrolls. (Quoted from The People's Chronology,from Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Copyright © 1995, 1996 by James Trager. All rights reserved.)
1968 In Haynes v. United States 390 U.S. 85, the Supreme Court exempts criminals from prosecution of all violations of registration and licensing laws based on the self-incrimination clause of the Fifth Amendment. One reviewer put it this way; "If a prohibited person uses false ID and falsifies a Form 4473, he/she can only be charged with a misdemeanor of signing a false statement. A law-abiding citizen falsifying a Form 4473 is guilty of a felony."
2002 In his State of the Union Address to Congress, U.S. President George W. Bush (R) identifies Iraq, plus Iran and North Korea, as constituting an “axis of evil.” He states, “The United States of America will not permit the world’s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world’s most destructive weapons [WMD].” [His story as it stands in 2004 is about WMD-RPA ("weapons of mass destruction-related program activities").]
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Quote of
the Day
'But the Emperor has nothing on at all!' cried a little child.
    — Hans Christian Anderson, 1805-1875, The Emperor's New Clothes
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