Historical Political Events for July 29

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Year Event
1829 In the TREATY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi Indians cede land in Michigan Territory.
1858 Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States.
1900 Italian King Humbert I is assassinated by Gaetano Bresci, an Italian-born anarchist who had resided in America before returning to Italy to murder the king.
1915 US marines land in Haiti to restore order, stay until 1934. Haiti becomes, in effect, a U.S. protectorate. Hundreds of times in the last 210 years, the United States has deployed its military forces in conflicts abroad, although the U.S. has only formally declared war on eleven occasions.
1921 Adolf Hitler became the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis).
1953 US Air Force RB-50 spy plane with crew of 17 (1 killed in action, 1 survivor; 2 remains recovered; 13 unaccounted for) was shot down by Soviet fighters approximately 40 miles east of the Siberian coast.
1958 President Eisenhower (R) signs NASA & Space Act of 1958 creating National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1966 A bloody coup occurs in Nigeria.
1986 Senate votes in favor of permanent televised coverage of its proceedings. [Politicking and acting have much in common].
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Quote of
the Day
I suggest that the more the state intervenes in such situations, the more 'necessary' (on this view) it becomes, because positive altruism and voluntary cooperative behaviour atrophy in the presence of the state and grow in its absence. Thus, again, the state exacerbates the conditions which are supposed to make it necessary. We might say that the state is like an addictive drug: the more of it we have, the more we 'need' it and the more we come to 'depend' on it.
    — Michael Taylor, The Possibility of Cooperation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
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