Historical Political Events for September 14

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Year Event
1847 U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott took control of Mexico City (the "Halls of Montezuma"). The Mexican forces fled with their leader, Santa Anna.
1901 President McKinley, 58, dies from an assassin's bullet and Theodore Roosevelt takes charge.
1940 Congress passed the Selective Service Act (by only one vote!), providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1947 This month, the "House Unamerican Activities Committee" (HUAC) subpoenaed 41 witnesses in an investigation of communism in Hollywood films - includes the "Hollywood 19" unfriendly witnesses (13 of 19 were writers) - "Hollywood 10" jailed for contempt - 84 of 204 supporters of the Hollywood 19 or 10 who signed amici curiae Supreme Court brief were blacklisted.
1950 U.S. forces, under UN sanction, invade Korea at Inchon in response to the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 6/25/1950. This disastrous war took 36,940 young American lives, left more than 92,100 wounded and to this day, over 8,000 as unaccounted for POWs and MIAs. We are still there.
2001 President Bush (R) signs an Executive order that proclaims a "national emergency", "Proclamation 7463", and orders Ready Reserves of Armed Forces to Active Duty. It also authorizes "Stop Loss" which prevents existing military personnel from exiting when their terms are completed in spite of their contract.
and . . .
Quote of
the Day
When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs.
When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent.
When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I don't own a gun.
Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet.

    — Lyle Myhr
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