|Year|| Event |
|1789|| Declaration of the Rights of Man published. |
|1877|| Chief Joseph and his tribe of Nez Perce Indians surrender to the U.S. Army only a few miles from Canada and freedom. |
|1989|| Former PTL minister and televangelist, Jim Bakker, is convicted on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy after revelations that he has bilked followers out of $158 million and diverted nearly $4 million to supply himself with mansions, an air-conditioned doghouse, and fleets of Mercedes and Rolls-Royce automobiles. Bakker is sentenced to 45 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. (The People's Chronology) |
|1991|| Congress decides to regulate the TV industry again. [For such an industry, so important to our very survival, without regulation what would we have?] |
|1998|| Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (announced in the CBD): From the Department of Education: "NEW AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS-EXPANDING THE INITIATIVE THROUGH SCHOOL REFORM NETWORKS AND ORGANIZATIONS"; AMT $1,534,970 TO Jobs for the Future, Inc., 88 Broad Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110; AMT $1,519,170, TO California Institute of Human Services, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928; AMT $1,534,000, TO Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. There's more! "ADULT EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-CATEGORY 1", AMT $1,131,634, TO California State University Institute, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 116, Long Beach, CA 90802-4275. |
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