Historical Political Events for November 29

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Year Event
1864 Sand Creek Massacre occurred this date. Colonel John M. Chivington with 1,200 troops shoot dead 400 American Indians -- men, women, and children -- despite their chief, Black Kettle, holding aloft the US flag and a white flag. At Sand Creek, Colorado.
1916 U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic, to restore order (and stayed there until 1924). President Juan Isidro resigns in protest which put the US in the embarrassing position of having invaded a friendly state and deposed its leader. Apparently we have been playing "world cop" for a long time.
1944 The Federal Highway Act passed by Congress this date, establishes a new U.S. National System of Interstate Highways.
1947 The United Nations, with "U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 181", voted to grant the Jewish people a homeland to be established in Palestine.
1989 Czechoslovakia's parliament unanimously repealed the Communist Party's de jure monopoly on political life in that country. Immediately, numerous reform parties entered the fray, most notably the Civic Forum, headed by playwright Vaclav Havel, who would lead Czechoslovakia after its first free elections since World War II.
2005 Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R) Pleads Guilty to bribery, resigns. The veteran lawmaker admits receiving $2.4 million from military contractors and evading more than $1 million in taxes. God save us from these righteous war-mongers.
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Quote of
the Day
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
    — Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican (1890-1969)
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