Historical Political Events for June 26

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Year Event
1654 On June 10, four male residents of Maidstone were accused of sexual self gratification. On June 26, three of the four: servant Daniel Fairfield, a servant of Joshua Garlicke, and John Davis, were whipped, while Fairfield was pilloried as well. The fate of the fourth man, John Hand, Jr., whose father was on the investigating committee, went unrecorded.
1858 The end of the "Mormon War", the US Army invades Salt Lake City, Utah. This broke the Mormon hold on the Utah territory.
1914 Fearing for the safety of U.S.-owned sugar estates, the U.S. government intervened in Dominican struggles to restore order.
1934 The National Firearms Act, the first of many federal gun laws, was signed into law.
1945 UN Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco.
1947 "Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act" (FIFRA) which regulates the sale, distribution, and use of pesticides, is now the law of the land. Originally for the protection of consumers, later modified to protect the environment.
1971 The US Justice Department issues a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.
1990 President George Bush (R) conceded that new taxes are needed in spite of his campaign promise of "no new taxes" emphasized by "read my lips". [Bush II, makes sure this doesn't happen again, "I won't negotiate with myself", -- even if it sinks the country.]
1995 The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton, upheld an Oregon school district's random drug testing of student athletes.
1996 In a 7-to-1 decision, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Virginia, ruled that Virginia Military Institute's exclusion of women is unconstitutional.
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Quote of
the Day
That Philip Ratcliffe shall be whipped, have his eares cutt off, fined 40 pounds, and banished out of the limits of this jurisdiction, for uttering malicious and scandalous speeches against the Government.
    — General Court in Boston, 1631 [Being critical of the govt. has always been a dangerous no-no, even in the "Land of the Free"]
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