|Year|| Event |
|1869|| Official opening of the Suez Canal. |
|1933|| The United States recognizes the Soviet Union-- 16 years after its revolution. |
|1941|| President Roosevelt (D) signed H. J. Res. 237 repealing sections 2, 3 and 6 of the Neutrality Law with respect to commerce with belligerents, combat areas, and arming of merchant vessels. [Makes sense. Such laws are only practical when there is no opportunity for war.] |
|1956|| "We will bury you" says U.S.S.R. Premier Khrushchev at the end of a long speech given at the Polish Embassy in Moscow. |
|1970|| Beginning of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the United States and the Soviet Union, in Helsinki. |
|1973|| President Nixon (R) declares, "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook". |
|2001|| The US intensifies its bombing of civilians in Afghanistan. Little notice given by the American press or public since very few of the victims are Americans. |
|2005|| Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase: Raytheon Co. on Tuesday said it won a $1.3 billion Army contract to develop and test a new radar system designed to protect troops from cruise missile attacks. [A small price to pay to show support for our troops and to send a message to the Iraqi insurgents - "Don't start no cruise missile attacks!"] |
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