Archive for November 12th, 2007

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On This Day: 11-13 Death and Taxes

1789 – Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

1927 – The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.

1942 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

1956 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.

1971 – The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1998 – “The Wizard of Oz” was released on the big screen by Warner Bros. 59 years after its original release.

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
– Mahatma Gandhi

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction of addressing the Republican National Convention. This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
Emanuel Celler

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