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Historical happenings

10/21/1879 ~ After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.

10/21/1942 ~ Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.

10/21/1959 ~ The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.

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In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Historical happenings

10/20/1818 ~ The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States.

10/20/1903 ~ The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain’s, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.

10/20/1973 ~ Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United States following the outbreak of the Arab-Israeli war.

Gift ideas for Christmas

Since President Trump declared it is fine to say “Merry Christmas” again we here at Loon Watch thought it is time to get a jump of some gift ideas for those Snowflakes on your special list.

Everyone likes a pet and one that you don’t have to get up at zero dark thirty on a chilly rainy morning and take out to do their business is a great idea. Cats shed and the males spray. Why put up with that. Birds are noisy and have to be kept warm. Phooey! Now fish require none of the aforementioned bothers. They stay put in their tank don’t need to be fed at certain times and can be fun to watch.

With some careful though, they can be of historical value as well as a decorative asset to your domicile.

Or have it delivered to her or his dorm room so that all their SJW buds can enjoy the soothing companionship of the pets.

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The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville