Historical Political Events for April 29

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Year Event
1868 In a treaty, signed on this date, between the U.S. Government and the Sioux Nation, the United States recognized the Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux people. Was actually honored (more or less), until gold was found.
1902 Congress extends Chinese Exclusion Act {pdf}, prevents Chinese from legally entering U.S. until 1943.
1945 The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
1970 U.S. troops invade Cambodia. Massive protests against the war continue in the U.S.
1992 A California jury acquits Los Angeles policemen of charges brought in connection with last year's beating of Rodney King. The April 29 verdict triggers the worst violence and looting in U.S. urban history; more than 50 are killed.
2004 Sixty Minutes II divulges that American soldiers, male and female, have been having lots of fun abusing Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. Details and pictures here.
2005 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase: Dimensions International Inc., Alexandria, Va., was awarded a delivery order amount of $15,412,937, time and materials contract, for Application of Add-on-Armor and Air Conditioning for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles. Work to be performed in Iraq.
and . . .
Quote of
the Day
We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women, and children. Nothing less will reach the root of the cause.
    — General William T. Sherman, U.S. Army [Who applied the same philosophy in winning the "War Between the States" and was much favored by Grant because of that]
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