Historical Political Events for October 5

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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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Quote of
the Day
The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
    — James Madison
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