Archive for January 6th, 2008

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On This Day, 1-6-08

0871 – England’s King Alfred defeated the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown.

1540 – King Henry VIII of England was married to Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife.

1759 – George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married.

1838 – Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time.

1912 – New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state.

1945 – The Battle of the Bulge ended with 130,000 German and 77,000 Allied casualties.

1950 – Britain recognized the Communist government of China.

1952 – “Peanuts” debuted in Sunday papers across the United States.

1994 – Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI. Four men were later sentenced to prison for the attack, including Tonya Harding’s ex-husband.

1999 – The 106th U.S. Congress opened. The first item on the agenda was the impeachment proceedings of U.S. President Bill Clinton. The trial was set to begin January 7, 1999.

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Adolf Hitler

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