|Year|| Event |
|1787|| State of Delaware entered the Union. |
|1917|| The U.S. declares war on Austria-Hungary. |
|1941|| The Japanese invade the Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii. The U.S. and Japan are now in a state of war. A conspiracy? |
|1972|| America's last moon mission to date was launched as "Apollo 17" blasted off from Cape Canaveral. |
|1977|| The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act passed by Congress provides for a fine of up to $1 million for any U.S. corporation found to have paid a bribe to a foreign government. [Yet another vague law that promotes abuse by the government] |
|1990|| It is reported by the book, The Peoples Chronology, (Copyright 1992, Henry Holt and Co.) that U.S. prisons now have 1.3 (1.7 as of 1996) million inmates, twice as many as in 1980 and more than in the Soviet Union or any other country, yet crime is still rampant. It costs more per year to maintain a prisoner than to send him to Harvard! |
|1993|| Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary revealed that the government had conducted more than 200 nuclear weapons tests in secret. (AP, 12/7/98) |
|1993|| Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggested that the government study the impact of drug legalization. (AP, 12/7/98) [Goodby Joycelyn!] |
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