Historical Political Events for June 1

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Year Event
1636 During this month, ROGER WILLIAMS SETTLED AT A PLACE HE NAMED "PROVIDENCE", where he organized a government democratic in character, with separation of church and state.
1774 Virginians expressed their sympathy for Bostonians (the British imposed act of closing the Boston Port went into effect this day) by observing a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer. George Washington recorded that he "Went to Church and fasted all Day" in Williamsburg.
1792 The state of Kentucky is admitted to the Union.
1796 Tennessee is admitted as the 16th U.S. state.
1925 In the case, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, the Supreme Court declares that a state may not require all children of school age to attend public schools.
1831 Merthyr Rising: Welsh radicals killed a calf and dipped in its blood the white cloth of a reform flag, which they raised on a pole as possibly the first ever Red Flag of Popular Rebellion. 26 rioters were killed by the authorities, many more injured. Trials of the instigators began on 13 July 1831. Dic Penderyn, was condemned to death and another, Lewsyn yr Heliwr, received a life sentence.
1931 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Near v. Minnesota, rules that a 1925 Minnesota "gag law" that banned publication of a "malicious, scandalous and defamatory newspaper, magazine, or other periodical" is unconstitutional.
1936 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Morehead v. New York ex. rel. Tipaldo, declares a New York law unconstitutional that sets a minimum wage for women and children.
1964 In NAACP v. Alabama 377 U.S. 288, the Supreme Court rules that the privacy of membership lists in an organization is part of the right to freedom of assembly and association.
1990 US and USSR signed an agreement to stop producing chemical weapons.
2006 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (announced in the Defense Industry Daily): Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale Operations in New Orleans, LA received $2.49 billion fixed-price incentive contract for construction of two LPD-17 Class amphibious transport dock ships (LPD 22 San Diego and LPD 23 Anchorage).
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Quote of
the Day
[Nearly 70% of the military budget] is to provide men and weapons to fight in foreign countries in support of our allies and friends and for offensive operations in Third World countries .. Another big chunk of the defense budget is the 20% allocated for our offensive nuclear force of bombers, missles, and submarines whose job it is to carry nuclear weapons to the Soviet Union... Actual defense of the United States costs about 10% of the military budget and is the least expensive function performed by the Pentagon...
    — Rear Admiral Gene LaRoque, U.S. Navy retired
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