Historical Political Events for November 14

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Year Event
1935 President Roosevelt (D) proclaims the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth. The U.S. commonwealth status of the Philippines was adopted as part of the Tydings-McDuffie Act, an American resolution that called for the gradual transition toward complete Philippine independence by 1946. The four-year Japanese occupation during World War II delayed their independence further -- the Philippines finally achieve full independence on July 4, 1946, for the first time in over four hundred years.
1969 In the second Vietnam Moratorium Day, 250,000 people protest in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War. Similar rallies occur throughout the nation's cities. From the Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
1995 President Clinton (D) and Congress can't agree on the Budget, so Clinton shuts down the government -- the first time. He will do it again a few weeks later. Excellent teaching example about government for the youngsters.
1998 After two weeks of sometimes heated negotiations, delegates from more than 170 nations agree to establish a two-year deadline for adopting specific measures to combat global warming. (from The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1998 Iraq agreed to cooperate unconditionally with UN inspectors if the U.S. and Britain would agree to call off military strikes.
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Quote of
the Day
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.
    — Bertrand Russell, English mathematician-philosopher (1872-1970)
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