Historical happenings

11/3/1883 The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be “dependent aliens.”

11/3/1921 ~ Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City’s streets.

11/3/1967 The Battle of Dak To begins in Vietnam’s Central Highlands; actually a series of engagements, the battle would continue through Nov. 22.

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Historical happenings

7/15/1806 ~ Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins his western expedition from Fort Belle Fontaine.

7/151901 ~ Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike.

7/15/1958 ~ President Dwight Eisenhower sends 5,000 Marines to Lebanon to keep the peace.

Daily Insanity

The Potomac Swamp does need to be drained. Our skilled observer of such things, Pogo has ID’ed those responsible.


However there is a reason for why headway is so difficult is reducing the number of non-essential weekly check collectors. This explanation should suffice.

Historical happenings

4/8/1913 ~The 17th Amendment is ratified, requiring direct election of senators.

4/8/1935 ~ The Works Progress Administration (WPA) is approved by Congress.

4/8/1952 ~ President Truman orders the seizure of U.S. steel mills to prevent a strike.

Historical happenings

3/18/1916 ~ On the Eastern Front, the Russians counter the Verdun assault with an attack at Lake Naroch. The Russians lose 100,000 men and the Germans lose 20,000.

3/18/1939 ~ Georgia finally ratifies the Bill of Rights, 150 years after the birth of the federal government. Connecticut and Massachusetts, the only other states to hold out, also ratify the Bill of Rights in this year.

3/18/1970 ~ The U.S. Postal Service is paralyzed by the first postal strike.

Historical happenings

2/27/1827 ~ The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.

2/27/1939 ~ The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.

2/27/1963 ~ The Soviet Union says that 10,000 troops will remain in Cuba.

Historical happenings

2/3/1690 ~ The first paper money in America is issued in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

2/3/1908 ~ The U.S. Supreme Court rules that union-sponsored boycotts are illegal, and applies the Sherman Antitrust Act to labor as well as capital.

2/3/1971 ~ OPEC decides to set oil prices without consulting buyers.