|Year|| Event |
|1144|| Muslim forces re-capture much of the territory originally taken by Christian Crusaders. This results in the Pope calling for a second Crusade. |
|1814|| Treaty of Ghent signed officially ending the "War of 1812" |
|1865|| Ku Klux Klan founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, by Confederate "War Between the States" veterans. |
|1908|| Censorship of movies is inaugurated in New York City by the Society for the prevention of Vice. A history of censorship. |
|1985|| President Reagan (Republican) signs a Farm Bill that will cost $52 billion over 3 years, sending money mostly to large growers. |
|1992|| President Bush (Republican) pardons former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger and five other Reagan administration officials who had been indicted (and in some cases convicted) of lying to Congress in connection with the Iran-Contra affair. |
|1997|| Panamanian and U.S. governments announced an accord that would allow U.S. troops to stay in Panama after the U.S. relinquished control of the Panama Canal at end of 1999. [With bases in only 130 countries around the world we certainly couldn't afford to lose this on!] |
|1997|| Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (from the CBD): From the American Embassy Moscow: "MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES. PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR TAX POLICY AND TAX ADMINISTRATION IN RUSSIA", AMT $15,345,014, TO Georgia State University |
And . . . From the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): "TECHNICAL AND ADVISORY SERVICES, TRAINING AND RESEARCH IN THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SECTOR", $200,000,000, TO Advanced Engineering Associates International
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