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Jan
08

Lost Canoe Lake

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12
Jan
08

On This Day 1-12-08

49 BC – Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River signaling a war between Rome and Gaul.

1773 – The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC.

1908 – A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

1915 – The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.

1915 – The U.S. Congress established the Rocky Mountain National Park.

1932 – Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.*

1940 – Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland.

1942 – U.S. President Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board.

1943 – The Office of Price Administration announced that standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners would be replaced by ‘Victory Sausages.’

1945 – During World War II, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.

1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

1966 – U.S. President Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended.

1966 – “Batman” debuted on ABC-TV.

1971 – “All In the Family” debuted on CBS-TV.

1986 – Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.

1998 – Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
Julius Caesar

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Julius Caesar

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
Margaret Thatcher

*Hattie Caraway maintained a “housewife” image and made no speeches on the floor of the Senate, earning the nickname “Silent Hattie.” To learn more about Hattie Caraway follow the link http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_caraway_hattie.htm




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