On this Day in History..

On this Day in History..
1773 – Benjamin Franklin writes “There never was a good war or bad peace” (still true)
1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store the jewels
1857 – Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah (Hmmm)
1906 – Mahatma Gandhi coins the term “Satyagraha” to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa
1931 – Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano’s hitmen
1936 – FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1941 – Charles Lindbergh, charges “British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration” are trying to get US into WW II
1941 – Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 Jan 1943)
1959 – Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
1962 – Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
1965 – The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam
1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses
2001 – Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people
2005 – The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip

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