|Year|| Event |
|1620|| Pilgrims land at the site of Plymouth on Massachusetts Bay. |
|1862|| On December 6, 1862, President Lincoln ordered the execution of 39 of the 303 Santee Sioux Indians that had been condemned after a very hasty trial. A mass hanging of these unlucky ones was conducted on this date -- "the largest official mass execution in American history in which guilt of the executed cannot be positively determined". [And you thought only Nazis were capable of doing such things.] |
|1979|| Soviet forces invade Afghanistan. They will withdraw in 1989 after a brutal 10-year war. |
|1996|| John Ramsey found the body of his daughter, JonBenet, in the basement wine cellar of the family's sprawling Boulder home. The murder remains unsolved. |
|2002|| The Washington Post reveals that the CIA tortures terrorism suspects held in secret foreign locations, and turns some of them over to foreign countries notorious for even worse tortures. |
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