Archive for November 25th, 2007

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On This Day 11-25

1758 – During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh.

1783 – During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S.

1850 – Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.

1867 – Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.

1936 – The Anti-Comintern Pact, an agreement between Japan and Germany, was signed.

1955 – In the U.S., the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses.

1986 – U.S. President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua.

1998 – President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher

Ruminations

Just as the book says, all I really needed to know I learned in kindergarten, like sharing, how to get along with others, the importance of playing fairly, how to kill silently using only a piano wire as a garrote… No, wait, that last one I may have learned in Ms. Haggerty’s fifth grade music class, but you get the idea.
(Wiley)

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