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On This Day 2-8-08

1587 – Mary, the Queen of Scots, was executed.

1861 – The Confederate States of America was formed.

1861 – A Cheyenne delegation and some Arapohoe leaders accepted a new settlement (Treaty of Fort Wise) with the U.S. Federal government. The deal ceded most of their land but secured a 600-square mile reservation and annuity payments.

1896 – The Western Conference was formed by representatives of Midwestern universities. The group changed its name to the Big 10 Conference.

1904 – The Russo-Japanese War began with Japan attacking Russian forces in Manchuria.

1910 – William D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America.

1922 – The White House began using radio after U.S. President Harding had it installed.

1924 – The first U.S. execution to make use of gas took place in Nevada State Prison.

1936 – The first National Football League draft was held. Jay Berwanger was the first to be selected. He went to the Philadelphia Eagles. (NFL)

1963 – The Kennedy administration prohibited travel to Cuba and made financial and commercial transactions with Cuba illegal for U.S. citizens.

1968 – In Orangeburg, SC, three college students died during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley after a confrontation with highway patrolmen.

1980 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced a plan to re-introduce draft registration.

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
Jimmy Carter

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
Neville Chamberlain

I believe it is peace for our time… peace with honour.
Neville Chamberlain




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