Historical Political Events for October 13

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Year Event
1775 U.S. Navy Established.
1792 The foundation stone of the White House was laid by President George Washington.
1978 The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 abolishes the U.S. Civil Service Commission and distributes its functions primarily among three agencies: (1) the newly established Office of Personnel Management; (2) the Merit Systems Protection Board; and (3) EEOC.
1980 "PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT", P.L. 96-440, becomes law.
1982 Job Training and Partnership Act (Public Law 97-300) repealed the expiring Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 801, et seq; 87 Stat. 839), continued the authority for many of the CETA programs, providing work and training to the youths.
1984 The "public debt limit" is raised from $?? to $1,823,800,000,000 by our exalted leaders.
1994 "Government Management Reform Act", Public Law: 103-356 becomes law. "An original bill to provide a more effective, efficient, and responsive Government." You did notice, didn't you?
1995 Saboteurs who leave a note signed "Sons of Gestapo" cause Amtrak's Sunset Limited to derail as it passes over a trestle in the Arizona desert October 9, killing a crewman and injuring dozens. FBI agents search for the perpetrators, whose note makes reference to Waco and Ruby Ridge. (From The People's Chronology, licensed from Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Copyright 1995, 1996 by James Trager. All rights reserved.)
1997 Roll Call magazine reported that "the Senate Barber Shop and the Beauty Salon have lost $1.8 million in taxpayer funds over the last five years".
1997 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (announced in the CBD): From the US Army Corps of Engineers (now fashionably Green! Egads! Green pork doesn't sound too good!): "MAINTENANCE SERVICE, OZARK, DARDANELLE, AND TOAD SUCK FIELD OFFICES", AMT $1,136,823.26 TO Ozark Hills Management Corporation. [Finally!, Toad Suck is getting some attention!]
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Quote of
the Day
Two Cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. Two cheers are quite enough: there is no occasion to give three.
    — E. M. Forster, "What I Believe"
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