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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Today In History

Sorry for the lapse in posting the History posts...been traveling with the Gathering of Eagles and the Vets For Freedom units.


AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 17, 1862, Union forces hurled back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War battle of Antietam. With 23,100 killed, wounded or captured, it remains the bloodiest day in U.S. military history.
AP Photo/Alexander Gardner

Good thing the Democrats were on the Confederate side...sad

1787The U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.

1939The Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II.

1997Northern Ireland's main Protestant party joined peace talks, bringing the major players together for first time.

1999President Bill Clinton lifted restrictions on trade, travel and banking imposed on North Korea a half-century earlier.

2001Wall Street trading resumed for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - its longest shutdown since the Depression; the Dow lost 684.81 points, its worst-ever one-day point drop.

2001 Pro sporting events resumed after a six-day hiatus following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon

2004 Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility for the Sept. 1-3 school siege in Beslan and other terrorist attacks in Russia that claimed more than 430 lives.


AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 18, 1947, the National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy and newly formed Air Force into a national military establishment, went into effect.

1793 President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.

1850 Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped to other states.
The Democrats did that. Nice folks, eh? They just LOVE to foment Civil War and Strife!!

1851The first edition of The New York Times was published.

1975 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

1997 Media mogul Ted Turner pledged $1 billion to the United Nations.

1998 The House Judiciary Committee voted to release a videotape of President Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony.

2003 Hurricane Isabel plowed into North Carolina's Outer Banks with 100-mph winds and pushed its way up the Eastern Seaboard; the storm claimed 40 lives.
Bush did it?


AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 19, 2002, President George W. Bush asked Congress for authority to "use all means," including military force if necessary, to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not quickly meet United Nations demands to abandon all weapons of mass destruction.

1777American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War.

1945Nazi propagandist William Joyce, known as Lord Haw-Haw, was sentenced to death by a British court.

1957The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, in the Nevada desert.

1994U.S. troops entered Haiti to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

2001 The Pentagon ordered combat aircraft to the Persian Gulf in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

2005Al-Qaida deputy Ayman al-Zawahri said his terror network had carried out the July 7 London bombings that killed 52 people.


AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 20, 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia.

1870Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.

1873 Panic swept the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures.

1962 James Meredith, a black man, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Gov. Ross R. Barnett.
A Democrat

1977The first wave of Southeast Asian "boat people" arrived in San Francisco under a U.S. resettlement program.

1984A suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy annex in north Beirut, killing a dozen people.

2001 President George W. Bush addressed a joint session of Congress regarding the terrorist attacks and named Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to head the new Office of Homeland Security.

2004CBS News apologized for a "mistake in judgment" in its story questioning President George W. Bush's National Guard service, saying it could not vouch for the authenticity of documents featured in the report.

2006Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez repeatedly referred to President Bush as "the devil" during a speech to the United Nations.