Historical Political Events for July 24

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Year Event
1847 U.S. Army marches for Salt Lake City for a planned invasion to drive out the Mormon "insurgents". To their surprise, these peaceful people had a few tricks of their own which thwarted this particular government police action.
1929 President Herbert Hoover (R) proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1957 The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, extending from Alaska's northwest coast eastward to Baffin Island, becomes operational. It warns of incoming missiles from the USSR. (From The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1974 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon (R) had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1993 The Russian government announced it would invalidate billions of pre-1993 rubles.
2002 U.S. House of Representatives votes to expel Representative James Traficant, [D-OH]. His hair piece too!
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Quote of
the Day
There is only a single categorical imperative and it is this: Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
    — Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
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