Historical Political Events for March 28

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Year Event
1774 Britain passes the first of the "Coercive Acts", which included the closing of the Port of Boston.
1845 Because of the annexation of Texas by the U.S., Mexico declares that diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico are severed.
1871 Parisians experiment with socialism and democracy in the "Paris Commune". After two months of allowing this experiment in people based government, the national government shut it down, having to murder between 30,000 to 100,000 men, women and children to do so.
1884 Cincinnati townspeople riot and burn their courthouse. Thousands of citizens, frustrated and demanding justice, stormed the jail, trying to lynch accused murderers, Mr. Joseph Palmer and his accomplice, William Berner. Sheriff Hawkins and others fought to defend them. The incident one of the bloodiest in Ohio history left more than 50 people dead, 250 injured and the courthouse sacked and burned.
1939 General Francisco Franco occupies Madrid, consolidating power in Spain.
1979 America's worst commercial nuclear disaster occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA, as a series of human and mechanical failures caused the cooling system to malfunction, resulting in damage to the reactor's core and the leakage of radioactivity into the atmosphere. Wide spread hysteria, fed by the anti-nuclear crowd and mismanagement of the disaster by numerous government agencies (with many false reports!) resulted in the crippling of the US Nuclear Power Plant industry and a cost of hundreds of billions to the taxpayers, ultimately leading to power shortages starting in year 2000.
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Quote of
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Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things. One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, dirty thing on the face of the earth and you should save it for someone you love.
    — Butch Hancock, Musician
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