Historical Political Events for June 11

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Year Event
1871 Naval forces land in Korea and destroy five forts in response to attacks on Americans in that country. Three Americans were killed and ten wounded.
1878 The U.S. Congress establishes a new government of the District of Columbia. The government consists of two residents and one U.S. Army officer, all of whom are appointed by the president. (From The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1959 The U.S. Postmaster General bans the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence from the mail (meaning in effect that it cannot be distributed in the United States), citing its erotic passages. (From The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998)
1963 President Kennedy (D) federalizes Alabama's National Guard and orders Governor George Wallace to allow two black students to be enrolled at the University of Alabama.
1997 The Wall Street Journal (11 June 1997, page A2) that government auditors have found a possible loss of $23,000,000,000 from Medicare last year, resulting from fraudulent over billing as well as poor record-keeping by doctors, hospitals, laboratories, and other medical providers -- about 12% of the Medicare budget!
2001 Police violate the Constitution if they use a heat-sensing device to peer inside a home without a search warrant, the Supreme Court ruled today in "Kyllo v. U.S.", 99-8508.
2001 Timothy McVeigh, who had been convicted of building and delivering the bomb that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City in 1995, is executed at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN.
2003 General Shinseki, Army Chief Of Staff, was allegedly forced to retire because his views of how to conduct a war (the Iraq invasion) differed from those of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and company. His retirement ceremony was held this date. Being "a soldier", he had no comments about the madness in the Executive Branch.
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Quote of
the Day
Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede - not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
    — G. C. Lichtenberg
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