Historical Political Events for September 29

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Year Event
1789 The U.S. Army is created.
1817 Ohio Indians sign the "Fort Meigs" treaty in which they ceded their remaining 4 million acres of land to the United States. In return they are granted the Grand Reserve around Upper Sandusky of 12 by 12 miles, and the one square mile Cranberry Reserve on a cranberry swamp on Broken Sword Creek. They are also given a saw and grist mill (built 1820), a blacksmith, and a $4,000 annuity by a grateful American government.
1938 At the Munich Conference Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain (U.K.), and Daladier (France) agree: The Sudeten German areas of Czechoslovakia will be ceded to Germany in exchange for Hitler's pledge of no further German territorial demands.
1939 By agreement, the Soviet Union and Germany divided Poland between them.
1965 President Johnson (D) signs the "Federal Aid to the Arts Act", establishing the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, out of which came the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). [The affluent also deserve a little welfare.]
1982 President Reagan (R) orders more than 1,200 United States Marines to land in Lebanon {pdf} as part of an international peace-keeping force. Later a truck bomb will destroy a Marine barracks, killing or injuring several hundred of our men.
1983 The War Powers Act was invoked for the first time by Congress, authorizing President Reagan to keep U.S. Marines in Lebanon another 18 months.
1987 The "public debt limit" raised from $?? trillion to $2,800,000,000,000 by our exalted leaders.
1999 Thanks to the ever watchful eyes of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a new danger has been found in the land -- babies sleeping with their parents!
2007 Bush's wars have to be funded: The National Debt Limit was increased from $8,965 billion to $9,815 billion by P.L. 110-91.
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Quote of
the Day
War is sweet to those who have never experienced it.
    — Erasmus (1469-1536)
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