Historical Political Events for September 27

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Year Event
1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain.
1830 In the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the Choctaw Indians cede their lands east of the Mississippi river to the U.S..
1964 The Warren Commission releases its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
1979 Department of Education created (An "Office of Education" was established in 1867). Another huge bureaucracy chiefly known for its waste and fraud. This CATO report provides a detailed discussion on what we should do about it.
1991 President Bush (R) announces dramatic unilateral reductions in Nuclear Arms, including the removal and destruction of Sea-based Tactical Nuclear Weapons.
1996 The Taliban Islamic fundamentalist movement takes over the Afghan capital, Kabul, and imposes Islamic law. (From The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1998 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (announced in the CBD): From the [agency not identified]: "INTERDISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO ADVANCE THE NATIONAL CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AGENDA", AMT $188,264 TO Palmer College of Chiropractic, 741 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803.
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Quote of
the Day
We ought to consider ourselves and other people as we would a big fly battering itself against a window without knowing that one of the panes is open.
    — Eugene Ionesco, Fragments of a Journal
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