|Year|| Event |
|1790|| The U.S. Coast Guard is created, under the Treasury Department. |
|1914|| World War I begins with Britain declaring war on Germany. U.S. declares itself neutral. |
|1977|| Department of Energy Created by President Carter (D) (activates on October 1). The agency will quickly grow to over 20,000 employees and an annual budget of over $11 billion! If the Republicans could ever get in power, they would eliminate the DOE -- see 1996 Republican Platform. |
|1988|| Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II. |
|1993|| Police officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell, convicted of violating Rodney King's civil rights, were sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. |
|2004|| "CACI Iraq interrogation contract extended", per Reuters. The fact that they have been under investigation for various irregularities in their previous contracts is apparently a plus with government bureaucrats. |
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