Historical Political Events for November 30

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Year Event
1782 Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence.
1874 Sir Winston Churchill was born.
1943 Tehran Conference U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin establish an agreement concerning a planned June 1944 invasion of Europe codenamed Operation Overlord.
1961 President Kennedy (D) authorizes a major new covert action program, Operation Mongoose, aimed at overthrowing the Cuban government. The new program will involve approximately 400 Americans at CIA headquarters and its Miami station, in addition to about 2000 Cubans, a private navy of speedboats, and an annual budget of some $50 million. The CIA task force carries out a wide range of activities, mostly against Cuban ships and aircraft outside Cuba (and non-Cuban ships engaged in Cuban trade), such as contaminating shipments of sugar from Cuba and tampering with industrial products imported into the country.
1993 Gun Control - Brady Handgun Violence prevention Act (named for James Brady) becomes law.
1998 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (as extracted from the CBD): From the National Park Service: "SAFE VISITOR ACCESS TRAIL, AT MINUTEMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS", AMT $1,501,470.00, TO The Middlesex Corporation, One Spectacle Pond Road, Littleton, MA 01460. [Those little trails really are quite nice.]
2005 President Bush (R) releases the document, "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq", (background info here) with subtitles, like "Victory in Iraq is Defined in Stages", "Our Strategy for Victory is Clear" and "ORGANIZATION FOR VICTORY". [No, this was not an Onion spoof!]
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Quote of
the Day
Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
    — Ambrose Bierce
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