THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 17 (A Triple)

1777 - The Battle of Saratoga ended: American Revolutionary War.  British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates.

Saratoga was a series of battles, and one of the most important in the American Revolution, because it kept the Americans in the war and was the deciding factor in the French entering the 'North American skirmish' against the Brits...As such it is one of the turning points of the Revolution.
 
1781 - The Battle of Yorktown ended:  American Revolutionary War.

Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution...The combined American and French troops killed or captured almost every British soldier in the battle, and the Brits were forced to the negotiation table as a result of their losses.


A true 'revolution' in the history of mankind, with an upstart group of colonies breaking away from the world's greatest power - creating a nation unlike any previously seen in history.

1956 - The first nuclear power plant in the world opened in England.

Someday every power plant will run on the power of the atom...It is much more efficient than oil, coal, water, wind, etc., and exponentially less dirty than oil and coal - secrets the EnvironMENTALists choose to ignore.

Why the U.S. has allowed the anti-nuclear psychos to keep us dependent on oil and coal is beyond me...Same for the nuts who think we can be powered by the sun and wind - or unicorn farts.


1244 - The Sixth Crusade ended when an Egyptian-Khwarismian force almost annihilated the French Army.

The Sixth Crusade is important because it was the first which wasn't called for by the Pope. Like the others, however, this one was doomed to failure, and after almost 250-years and six different invasions of the Holy Land the West reclaimed nothing...But did stall the advance of Islam towards the West.


1931 - Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to eleven years in prison. He was released in 1939.

How does a notorious gangster get released early? Who cares if he was going to die? He should have died in his jail cell, or in the grips of 'Ol Sparky.'


1933 - Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

Hitler was a stupid-ass...Thankfully!

The present world might be spinning on the axis of the swastika had Der Fuhrer not chased off or killed most of Germany's Jewish scientists.


1973 - Arab oil-producing nations announced they would begin cutting back on oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result was a total embargo which lasted until March 1974.

To combat this the U.S. decided to cut back on oil drilling and refining...To appease the EnvironMENTALists.


Talk about national suicide.

1980 - Mt. St. Helens erupted three times in 24 hours, in Washington.

Global Warming!!!  No, make that George W. Bush’s fault.


1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Northern California, killing 67 people.

Much of the U.S. watched this event unfold, during the pregame of the Giants-A's World Series...A horrible scene.

What's amazing is less than 100 people died in the earthquake...San FranSicko is an enormously dense city, and other cities of its size worldwide with such earthquakes usually have deaths in the thousands.


Again, Global Warming, or W...Or maybe Donald Trump's fault.

1995 - President Bill Clinton told wealthy contributors at a Houston fund-raiser "you think I raised your taxes too much? It might surprise you to know that I think I raised them too much, too." - A statement which drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.

I still don’t know how Bubba does the triangulated-calculus of the bullshit he spews out...It truly is a talent.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 16 (A Huge Day)

1813 - The Battle of Leipzig.

This battle is also known as the Battle of the Nations, and was the largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars...It was, also, another in a string of losses for the Emperor.

Napoleon was terribly outnumbered: 430,000 to 191,000, and faced a combined grouping of almost all his Continental enemies: Russia, Austrian Empire, Prussia, Sweden, and other German states.

The French forces fought well, but couldn't overcome the volume of its enemies, and Leipzig combined with the Russian and Peninsular Campaign, signaled the beginning of the end for the Napoleon.

1863 - General U.S. Grant was appointed commander of all operations in the Western Theater:  U.S. Civil War.

Lincoln suffered for years seeking a 'fighting general'- he finally found one in Grant...And he wasn't concerned with Grant's drinking or the way he threw his men into battle.

Lincoln knew the war could only be won if the fight was taken to the Confederacy. Grant was the perfect man to drive on the South, and this promotion was a major step towards ending the war.

1934 - Mao Zedong and 25,000 troops began the 6,000 mile Long March.

The history of the Long March is the decisive event of the Chinese Civil War between the Chinese Nationalists and the Communists.

130,000 'Reds' were surrounded by 400,000 Nationalists, but around 25,000 managed to break out, and start the Long March, which was a full-scale retreat - a forced, fighting retreat.

The Communists should have been annihilated but weren't...Instead they survived, picked up followers among the peasantry, and most importantly this is where Mao established himself as the ultimate leader of the Chinese Communists.

1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began when President Kennedy was informed reconnaissance photographs revealed the presence of Russian missile bases in Cuba.

Thankfully we had a Conservative president during this crisis...And make no mistake, this Democrat was a Conservative when it came to national defense!!!

There is no way a Liberal peacenick would have handled this problem in a similar way, and the fact that JFK took us to the brink of nuclear war was brilliant - brilliant because it had to be done...We can never succumb to fear, and must always be willing to swing our 'big stick' when our security is at risk.

Sadly, this is a problem we will have face sooner or later with the North Koreans and Iranians...And then the Chinese.

1964 - China detonated its first atomic bomb.

Welcome to the club...Any nation who joins is an instant world power, and the event is a major one in history.

1859 - John Brown's Raid: John Brown raided the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry, with the intention of obtaining arms to use to liberate slaves. Brown was captured two days later, and hanged on December 2.

Brown's intentions were honorable, but had no chance at succeeding...Also of note is the commanding officer who caught him: Soon to be Confederate general Robert E. Lee.


1901 - President Theodore Roosevelt incited controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.

Teddy was a man of bold actions...That said, he never did this again.


The reaction he received for inviting Washington was more than a little loud, and he learned very fast that the country wasn't quite ready to normalize relations between blacks and whites...A sad reality, but a reality, nonetheless.

1925 - The Locarno Pact was signed: European nations agreed to accept their national boundaries as they were at the time of this signing.

This treaty was wishful thinking, but the terms of the Versailles Treaty made it impossible.

The Allies wanted too much from the Germans, and the Germans weren't thoroughly beaten in WWI...The result was plenty of Utopian thinking, but the pact did little but help set the stage for WWII.


1953 - The Batista regime sentenced Fidel Castro to 15-years in prison for rebellion.

Rule #1 of National Defense: Execute all traitors...If you don't the decision will come back to haunt you later.


1978 - The College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church chose Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to be the new pope; he took the name John Paul II (The first non-Italian pope since 1542).

John Paul II proved to be one of the greatest ‘freedom fighters’ of the 20th Century, belonging in the class of Winston Churchill, FDR, Ronald Reagan, Margarette Thatcher, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.


2002 - The White House announced North Korea disclosed the existence of a secret nuclear weapons program.

This was the world's worst-kept secret...But it was a huge announcement.

Thank you very much Bill Clinton!! At least Kim Jong Il thanks you, Madeleine Albright and Jimmy Carter for the light-water reactors you gave them.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

October 15

1529 - The Ottoman Turks, led by Suleiman, abandoned the siege of Vienna.

The importance of the Habsburgs (rulers of the Austrian Empire - among many other holdings) can’t be minimized when it comes to stopping the spread of Islam. There was no other power to stop the onslaught from East to West, and had the Habsburgs not been such staunch defenders it’s likely much of Europe would be speaking Arabic at this time.

1582 – The Gregorian calendar was adopted in Catholic countries.

Ten days disappeared from the calendar...It’s funny to note, many Europeans thought this was nothing but a tax-collection scheme.


1892 - The U.S. government convinced the Crow Indians to give up 1.8 million acres of their reservation for 50 cents per acre.

Sounds like a rip-off, but it’s much more than most Indians got.

Again, I must repeat Rule #1 of invasions: Do not let the defenders off the beach...This rule held absolutely true for the Crow and every other conquered population. As it always has, and will.


1914 - The Clayton Antitrust Act became law.

This law was passed to eliminate monopolistic policies, and put limits on big-business...Worked very well didn’t it?


1923 - The N.Y. Yankees won their first World Series.

It wouldn’t be their last, with the Bombers founding the greatest dynasty in the history of American sports.


1946 - Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering poisoned himself hours before he was scheduled to be executed.

What a complete miscarriage of justice...The Fat Field Marshal had to die, but it shouldn’t have been at his own hands.

The executioner was cheated and so was justice.


1964 - It was announced Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev had been removed from office. He was succeeded as Premier by Alexei N. Kosygin and as Communist Party Secretary by Leonid I. Brezhnev.

Nikki proved to be the last competent Soviet leader (an oxymoron in its own right), and the Evil Empire began a slow period of deterioration from this point on.


1966 - The Endangered Species Preservation Act became law, and the Fish and Wildlife service initially listed 78 species as being 'endangered.' The number of 'endangered species' grew greatly over the following years to a count of 984 in the U.S., as of September 2002.

We protect animals, but we've had no problem executing over 45,000,000 UNBORN BABIES in the past 40-years...Nice set of principles we have.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

October 14

1066 – The Battle of Hastings.

In one of the most important battles in history, William, Duke of Normandy led his invading army to victory over England's King Harold.

Prior to William's conquest, England was a loosely-held-together country faced with constant invasion and warfare...Amazingly, this invasion was the last successful invasion of England

Although it wasn't apparent at the time, the Norman conquest was a blessing for England, and it wasn't long until she was on par with the great powers of Continental Europe - later surpassing them, as one of the grandest empires in world history.


1322 - Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, defeated King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scottish independence.

I’ll take any chance to push my proud progeny from the ‘Clan Bruce.’


1806 – The Battles of Jena and Auerstedt.

These were independent battles, fought between the forces of Napoleon and Frederick William III, of Prussia.

Jena was one of Napoleon's finest battles, but nowhere near as impressive as the French victory at Auerstedt...But Napoleon wrote the history of the battles, and made sure to play up his role.


The battles are earmarked together, because they were fought in close proximity, by the divided forces of Napoleon and Frederick's main armies.

Napoleon personally led the French at Jena and crushed the Prussians...At Auerstedt, Napoleons generals did likewise, to the Emperor's surprise, because the main Prussian force was at Auerstedt.


1832 - The Chickasaw Indians ceded their lands east of the Mississippi River to the United States. This cession avoided a pitched war between the two cultures, which the Chickasaw didn't have the manpower, technology, nor the military skill to win.

In the minds of the Chickasaw the whole world was their territory, and their whole world came to an end...Lucky for them, they gave up without a fight, or their belief would have become reality.


1933 - Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations and would take no further part in the Geneva Disarmament Conference.

This is one of the many promises Hitler kept.

He kept most of those he made before 1933, and broke most of the ones he made after...I hope you understand this reference. If not, you need to come by this blog much more often.


1944 - German Field Marshal Rommel, suspected of complicity in the July 20th plot against Hitler, was visited at home by two of Hitler's staff and given the choice of public trial or suicide by poison. He chose suicide and it was announced that he died of wounds:  WWII.

Rommel wasn't a major player in the plot, but he did have knowledge of it...And welcomed it.

Hitler knew it would be a propaganda nightmare to kill Rommel, so he gave him an offer:

1. Kill himself, and die with full military honors.

2. Be killed, along with his whole family, as a traitor of the German Reich.

He made the honorable choice.


1964 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel crowd has given many bizarre Prizes, but this one was very well earned and deserved.


1992 - Russia's worst serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo, was convicted of mutilating and killing 52 women and children. He was executed in 1994.

Andrei killed 52 Russian and was rightfully executed...Stalin killed millions of Russians and had statues built and songs sung in his honor.

Such is human history.

1994 - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to PLO leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

The 'Hitler in a Head-Dress' was given a Peace Prize??? (See the first part of the 1964 comment.)

By this logic, the Nobel Clowns should have given Stalin a prize for keeping peace in the Ukraine.


Or give Obama one for doing nothing...Or give John Kerry one for working out a deal to give the Iranians a nuke.

1999 - President Bill Clinton accused Senate Republicans of recklessness and irresponsibility for defeating the nuclear test ban treaty, and pledged the United States would refrain from testing despite the treaty's rejection.

Hey Bill, if we don’t stay ahead of the ‘weapon’s curve,’ we will fall behind it..And pay dearly for such stupidity.

Reason #46,209 why we can't trust Democrats to protect our country.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 13

1035 - Canute, King of Denmark and England, died.

Canute’s reign was incredibly important:

1. He ended the major Viking raids and invasions of England - because he was the leader of the Vikings.

2. Canute was the first of the English kings to be a true Christian.

3. He established the dynastic link between England and Normandy by marrying the Duke of Normandy's daughter...This link provided the basis for William, Duke of Normandy’s invasion in 1066, which completely overturned the history of England, and greatly affected the history of France.

This man, who most Americans have never heard of changed British, French and World History...A pathetic mark against the American education system.

1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of America's first naval fleet.

There was no United States at this time, but this is considered the founding of the United States Navy...What started out as a pathetic little force of 17 ships evolved into the greatest and most dominant naval force the world has seen.


1943 - Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner:  WWII.

Gotta love the Italians...I'm sure they believe they were on the winning side.


1997 - Roll Call Magazine reported "the Senate barber shop and beauty salon have lost $1.8 million in taxpayer funds over the last five years."

Why in Hell does the Senate have a taxpayer funded barber shop and beauty salon? These pukes have plenty of money and can surely find their own, non-taxpayer funded, hair-cutters.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 12

1492 - Believing he reached India, Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas.

History changed with this event, adding a whole 'new world' to the geography of the known world, and a massive new territory for the genius of Western Civilization to conquer, settle, exploit and populate.

Some may look at this as a terrible thing, but it is what it is, which is nothing more than the natural evolution of mankind: The spread and conquest of man over space, distance and one another.

539 B.C. - Persian ruler Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon.

Cyrus founded the dynasty which created the world's first truly great empire, and was the greatest power in history until Alexander the Great and the Romans came along:  "At its greatest extent, the empire included the modern territories of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, all significant population centers of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya, Turkey, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, much of Central Asia, Afghanistan, northern Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and parts of Oman and the UAE." - Wikipedia

1518 - Martin Luther was summoned before the Diet of Augsburg, where he refused to recant his protestation against the Church.

Luther snubbed the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope, and it’s amazing he survived this meeting.

Both Charles and the Pope would regret the decision not to kill him, because Luther's life ensured the survival of the Reformation (which didn't have a name at the time) and empowered the German princes who supported and protected Luther.


1862 - J.E.B. Stuart completed his 'second ride around McClellan':  U.S. Civil War.

General McClellan had one of the largest and best trained, though terribly green, forces in the world, but didn’t have the testicular fortitude to put it to use...The fact that Lee, Stonewall, Stuart, etc., made him look incompetent is no surprise.

Unfortunately, it took years before Lincoln found his 'fighting general' - Grant...McClellan was just the first of many without a clue how to fight a winning war.


1960 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev began banging his shoe on a desktop at a U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Nikki was quite the dramatist, but he certainly wasn't a nut...Not compared to other nutters of the time, that is.


1973 - President Nixon nominated House Minority Leader Gerald Ford for the vice presidency to replace Spiro Agnew, who resigned in disgrace two days earlier.

Nixon picked a good man...Which was necessary, because he knew his ass was about to be strung up as well.


1999 - NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain died at the age of 63.

I still don’t know how 'The Stilt' managed to have his way with 10,000 fillies (allegedly)...It’s amazing he lived to 63 at that rate.


2000 - The USS Cole was attacked by Islamists in Yemen, killing 17 U.S. sailors.

I thought the Jihadists ‘loved the U.S.’ before G.W. Bush? Hmmmm.

Oh well, at least our bold Commander-in-Chief (Clinton) taught them a lesson...Ooops. I forgot, he did nothing, except embolden them.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 11 (A Double)

1939 - A letter from Albert Einstein was delivered to President Franklin Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons:  WWII.

Try to imagine a world with Nazi nuclear capability? A world of unimaginable horrors...This alone is the only reason needed when asked “why did the U.S. go to war with Germany when Germany didn’t attack the U.S.”
 
1944 - Japan announced it would "fight to the last man, woman, child, weapon, and piece of equipment":  WWII.

This alone is the only reason needed when asked 'why did we have to drop the atom-bombs on Japan?'


1521 - Pope Leo X gave King Henry VIII of England the title of 'Defender of the Faith' following the publication of his book against Martin Luther.

This is the same Henry VIII who was soon excommunicated from the Church...Such was religious politics in the 16th Century.


And make no mistake, religion has always been political.

1776 - The first naval Battle of Lake Champlain: American Revolutionary War.  Forces, led by General Benedict Arnold, suffered heavy losses, but managed to stall the British.

Remember, Benedict Arnold was a hero of the Revolution before he turned traitor...Between this battle and the First Battle of Saratoga, there were few who did more on the battlefield to help the American cause.


1868 - Thomas Edison filed papers for his first invention, an electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in Congress. Members of Congress rejected it.

The genius was emerging, even though his first devise was shot down...It’s funny Congress couldn’t even recognize the importance of a a simple vote counter; a shortsightedness which hasn't gone away in our time - yet we assume they can effectively rule and mandate so much of our lives.


1993 - In Haiti, army-backed thugs prevented American troops from landing as part of a U.N. peace mission and drove away U.S. diplomats waiting to greet the soldiers.

Such was the Clinton Military...How in the world did a rag-tag group of Haitians stop forces from the greatest military in the history of the world? The troops should have mowed these fools down, and completed their mission. Instead they were ordered to turn tail.

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Monday, October 09, 2017

October 10

1911 - The Chinese Revolution began with a bomb explosion and the discovery of revolutionary headquarters in Hankow.

Nationalist leader Sun Yat Sen proclaimed a republic, and began the revolution which eventually forced the abdication of the last emperor of the Manchu Dynasty - Henry Pu-Yi, 6 years old.

China had been pathetic for a long time, being a bit player in Asia and a pawn for the major Western Powers...Sun Yat Sen wasn't a communist, but his movement paved the way for the eventual communist takeover of China, and the re-emergence of China as a major player in Asia, and the world - a role it has held for most of human history.


1789 - In France, Joseph Guillotine claimed the most humane way of carrying out a death sentence is decapitation by the single blow of a blade.

Guillotine was a man of good intentions, but needless to say his idea didn’t turn out as he planned. The guillotine became the favorite tool of 'The Terror' in the French Revolution, and was used for every reason except in a 'humane way.'


1845 - The U.S. Naval Academy was formally opened at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Maryland.

This great college gave birth to the most awesome navy in the history of the world. One which gives the U.S. "global reach and global power" at a moment's notice.


1935 - The League of Nations denounced the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

And the League did what to bring Italy in line after this denouncement? Hahahaahahaha!

The League of Nations was even more useless than it's offspring - the United Nations...Too bad it didn't die without an heir.


1995 - University of Chicago professor Robert E. Lucas won the Nobel Prize in Economics for demonstrating how people's fears and expectations can frustrate policy-makers' efforts to shape the economy.

This guy got a prize for such an obvious concept? Okie dokie.

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

October 9

1000 - Leif Ericson landed in North America, discovering 'Vinland' (possibly New England).

Ericson is one of the great astronauts of his time...And like the lunar explorers of our time he was unable to settle and colonize the land he found.

It took almost 500-years for the problem of the 'New World' to be solved...Makes you wonder if we can do the same with the Moon 500-years from our time?

I'm noting this as a significant event, because of the feat more than its significance. But, it's important to keep this event in perspective, because Ericson's discovery was hardly important at all...He showed up, he left, and nothing came of his discovery. That's it.

1936 - The first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.

Gotta love the City of Angels stealing it’s water from Northern California and it’s electricity from Nevada...Without doing such, there would be no Los Angeles, however.


1975 - Andrei Sakharov, Soviet bomb-maker, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sakharov was a giant in the Soviet sciences, and played a role in their atomic and hydrogen bomb programs.

Like many of the nuclear scientists of the 50's-70's (worldwide), Sakharov became an opponent of the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and wanted to put the genie back in the bottle...A genie he helped bring out of the bottle.


1989 - The official Soviet news agency Tass reported an unidentified flying object, complete with a trio of tall aliens, visited a park in the city of Voronezh.

It was really the ghosts of the 'Holy Trinity of the Communist State' (Marx, Lenin and Stalin), not UFO’s.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

October 8

451 - The Fourth Ecumenical Council opened (it ended Nov. 1).

This was the fourth of seven 'infallible' councils, better known as the Council of Chalcedon.

Many issues were solved at Chalcedon, but none were bigger than that which solved the nature of Christ...The 'Chalcedonian Creed' describes the full humanity and full divinity of Christ, repudiating the doctrine of Monophysitism, which stated Christ had just one nature - the divine.

1871 - The Great Chicago Fire erupted while another deadly blaze broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. Over four square miles of Chicago were destroyed, and the fire burned for three days. Over 250 people died and 90,000 were left homeless when one-third of the city was destroyed.

Such is the history of huge population centers built out of wood.


1917 - Leon Trotsky was named Chairman of the Petrograd Soviet.

It's impossible to minimize the importance of Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known as Leon Trotsky) in the Russian Revolution, and it should be noted he played a much larger role than anyone other than Lenin...Trotsky actually led the fight before Lenin arrived on the scene.

FYI: Trotsky was a notoriously hard-hitting writer when he joined the Communist fight, and Lenin called him "The Pen" - in Russian: 'PERO'...Trotsky is no hero of mine, but I love the nickname and have long used it as part of my own.


1945 - President Truman announced the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.

That worked out well.


1956 - Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series game, as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0.

27 batters, 27 consecutive outs, no runs, no hits, no walks, no errors...The greatest pitching accomplishment on the greatest baseball stage in history.


1970 - Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.

It's hard to believe a writer could have such an enormous influence, but Solzhenitsyn's novels brought light to the situation in the Soviet Union.

Many in the West knew the USSR was a mess, but turned a blind eye to the problem...It was Solzhenitsyn who blew the doors off the lie, and showed the world the Soviet Union was not only a mess but also an abomination.


1994 - President Bill Clinton, responding to the massing of Iraqi troops near the Kuwaiti border, warned Saddam Hussein not to misjudge "American will or American power" as he ordered additional U.S. forces to the region.

I bet Hussein was scared. Scared for the lives of those working in Iraqi pharmaceutical plants...If you don't get that you aren't paying attention.

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Friday, October 06, 2017

October 7 (A Double)

1571 – The Battle of Lepanto: The Ottomans were defeated by the Holy League.

The Holy League was a  loosely allied force of the Papacy (Pope Pius V), Spain, Venice, Genoa, Savoy, Naples, and the Knights of Malta.  The Ottoman Turks were the dominant force in the Islamic world and the Mediterranean sea basin...As such this was the greatest battle in history between the Christian and Muslim forces at sea.

Lepanto is one of the most significant naval battles in history, one of the final naval clashes between ‘galleys,’ and the last gasp of the Ottoman Empire as a legitimate threat to Western Europe...It took centuries, but from this point forward the Christian world began rolling back the forces of Islam, reclaiming Europe, and even conquering much of the Islamic world.

1949 - The Republic of East Germany was formed.

The Soviets drew the demarcation line between ‘democracy’ and ‘communism’ at Berlin, and East Germany was its great wall to keep the West out...Even more important, it was the wall which kept the people of Eastern Europe 'in' - in slavery.

On many levels the Soviets can’t be blamed for doing so, after being invaded by Germany twice in the previous 50-years and losing 20-30 million people as a result of these invasions.


It was a division the Germans brought on themselves, and one the West was unable to undo for 50 years…It took the virtual collapse of the Soviet Empire for Germany to be reunited, but to this day the division is felt and the country still isn't fully repaired.


1492 - Christopher Columbus missed Florida after changing course due to a false cry of "land ho."

This is a ‘mislanding’ of great consequence...Had Columbus landed in North America the greatness of the Spanish Empire would have taken over the northern part of the Western Hemisphere, and who knows if the Brits would have been able to root them out.

As a result the New World would have a different look and who knows how history would be different...Needless to say there would not be a United States of America, because part of this country's greatness is in its territory and the English systems which were built on the territory.


1765 - Delegates from nine of the American colonies met in New York to discuss the Stamp Act Crisis and colonial response to it. This 'Stamp Act Congress' went on to draft resolutions (Declaration of Rights) condemning the Stamp and Sugar Acts, trial without jury, and taxation without representation as contrary to their rights as Englishmen.

The Colonists were getting sick of their meddling sovereign, and the Brits were getting sick of their undisciplined, ‘disloyal’ colonists...As such, the stage was being set for war, and a change in the world order.


1993 - President Clinton ordered more troops, heavy armor and naval firepower to Somalia, but also announced he would pull out all Americans by the end of March 1994.

1. He sent more 'power' but didn’t allow the troops on the ground to use this power.

2. Setting a date for 'pulling out' is stupid, because it gives the enemy a date to shoot for, and avoid battle until the date is up...But this is the Democrat modus operandi, as was seen in their demands for a 'pull out' date in Iraq and Afghanistan - with even worse results.


1994 - President Clinton ordered Army troops on alert and dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf after Iraqi troops were spotted moving south toward Kuwait.

Saddam played Clinton like a yo-yo, jerking him up and down as he pleased - not in a Monica-way, either...It was sickening how he allowed Hussein to act with impunity, but Clinton had no clue what it meant to be Commander-in-Chief. A fact America continues to pay dearly for.


2001 - Operation Enduring Freedom began. The United States launched its attack in Afghanistan to crush the Taliban and al Qaeda members responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks.

I love the Democrat and European lie that they were in favor of attacking Afghanistan, but not Iraq…Truth is, they didn’t approve of attacking Afghanistan until deciding to use it as a political tool against attacking Iraq.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

October 6

1973 – The Yom Kippur War began: Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.

Also known as the Ramadan War or the October War.

The Arabs (Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, etc) attempted another surprise attack on Israel, and soon suffered another beating...Had it not been for the U.S. reigning in the Israelis the outcome would have been much worse for the pathetic Arab invaders.

This war has many important aspects, including:

1. The Arab insistence on trying to end the Israeli nation.

2. The absolutely ridiculous state of the Arab nations militarily, and also the fierceness of the Israeli military.

3. The sorry nature of Soviet weapon technology (Arab) compared to U.S. technology (Israel)...And make no mistake, the 20th Century Arab-Israeli Wars were the Middle Eastern theatre of the Cold War.


105 - The Battle of Arausio.

The Cimbri and Teutones gave the Romans a thorough whooping.

The Germanic tribes had over 200,000 troops, compared to 80,000 for the Romans, and the Romans suffered approximately 120,000 casualties (almost all of its military units, along with its civilian host).

Lucky for the Empire, instead of attacking Rome the Cimbri decided to march on the Averni tribe...The Empire was in dire straits after this battle, and it is debatable if Rome could have fought off a concerted attack of the imperial city.


877 - French King Charles 'the Bald' died and was succeeded by Louis 'the Stammerer.'

Charles was the last of the strong Frankish kings, and his death ‘unofficially’ marks the beginning of the Frenchification - opposed to Frankification - of the nation...In other words the Franks slowly became pansies.


1939 - In an address to the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler denied having any intention of war against France and Britain:  WWII.

I’m sure Der Fuhrer was planning on living up to his promise, because Chamberlain proclaimed “peace in our time” a year earlier...Bunch of damn fools.


1943 - Heinrich Himmler demanded the acceleration of the 'Final Solution':  WWII.

1. The S.S. wasn’t killing Jews fast enough.

2. The ‘Chicken Farmer’ wanted to get started on the systemic annihilation of the Gypsies, Poles, Ruskies, etc.

3. The war was beginning to go very badly for the Krauts, and they figured they may as well raise Hell for as long as they could.


1944 - Soviet troops entered Hungary and Czechoslovakia:  WWII.

Liberators!! That would be funny if it weren’t so sad...These two countries simply swapped one beast for another.


1949 - Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10-years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason during WWII.

How does treason during wartime not equal the death penalty???


1991 - The Cable News Network obtained and aired a video-tape made in Beirut, Lebanon, of American hostage Terry Anderson, who quoted his captors as saying they would have "very good news."

Question: Why is CNN in bed with the Islamists?? They have sold their soul to these SOB’s, just to get stories...Which has come to light since the most recent Iraq War.

I have no doubt they would have gladly filmed Anderson being beheaded, and done nothing about it...Which makes them nothing more than 'Al Jazeera of the West.'


Along with being the Kings of Fake News.

1994 - In an address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, South African President Nelson Mandela warned against the lure of isolationism, saying the post-Cold War focus of the United States should be on eliminating tyranny, instability and poverty.

1. Who gives a damn what this Communist wanted?

2. When the U.S. does as Mandela asked, we get crapped on by the rest of the world…Iraq fits each of his three problems to solve (tyranny, instability, poverty), but the effort was made by a Republican president so it was no good. Hmmmmmmmm?


1997 - In a blow to both Democrats and Republicans, President Bill Clinton used a line-item veto to kill 38 military construction projects.

Imagine that. Bill Clinton sticking it to the military...And then we wonder why the military was short of manpower, supply and training when we need them after 9/11/01.

Oh I forgot, it was Bush’s fault...Riiiiiiiight.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

October 5

1813 - The Battle of the Thames: War of 1812.  Fought in Upper Canada, the British were soundly defeated, and their Indian ally, Tecumseh, was killed.

The battle is also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, and was a great victory for the American forces, because it reestablished U.S. control of the Northwest frontier...Also, the death of Tecumseh was a crushing defeat for the Brits because this chief was the glue which held the British-Indian alliance together.


1877 – The Nez Perce Wars ended when Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.

"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." – Chief Joseph


1937 - President Franklin Roosevelt said: "The epidemic of world lawlessness is spreading," and he called for a "quarantine" of aggressor nations.

Roosevelt foresaw the disasters building in Europe and Asia, but didn't have the testicular fortitude to do anything about it...And his European counterparts were too wimpy as well.


So the world waited for the catastrophe to unfold.

1947 - In the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe.

Screw that!!! We saved their asses in WWII, and soon bailed them out with the Marshall Plan...Plus, I can't think of a better way to start an economic decline than to ask people to not spend their money.


1975 - Senator Frank Church charged the CIA with trying to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro during the administrations of three U.S. presidents.

I hope so...And am disgusted it hasn’t been attempted by every administration.

I’m sure this senator also bitched that Reagan was too tough on the Soviets...What a POS.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

October 4

1957 - The Space Age began when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted intercontinental ballistic missile. Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up.

The Ruskies beat us into space, and many American’s went into immediate meltdown.

The biggest result of this event was the foundation of NASA, and the rapid increase in rocket technology by the U.S...Little did we know the Russians were able to launch a small ball in space, but once the U.S. caught and passed the Soviets they never approached the U.S. in space technology.


Well, not until Obama gave up that advantage by mothballing the Shuttle program...And now we are dependent on the Russian space program to get Americans into space.  A true disgrace.


1777 - The Battle of Germantown: American forces were defeated by the British, ending George Washington's last attempt to retake Philadelphia:  American Revolutionary War.

The Brits invested the key city of Philadelphia, and Washington was sent packing for the winter...It was a brutal one, at Valley Forge.


1976 - Gregg v. Georgia: The U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban on the death sentence in murder cases, restoring the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.

"If you don’t give justice to criminals, you will give crime to the just." - Dennis Prager

And we should add a few crimes to the capital punishment list: Specifically sex crimes against children...I'm sure the ACLU would find this 'offensive' though.


1993 - Dozens of cheering, dancing Somalis dragged the body of an American soldier through the streets of Mogadishu.

Good thing our troops were sent out without proper weapons, personnel carriers, and protection...In other words, President Clinton sent them out to die - intentionally or not.

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Monday, October 02, 2017

October 3

1990 - West and East Germany ended 45-years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country with 78-million citizens.

I was 20-years old, and remember watching in amazement as the world changed right in front of my eyes...The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Germany was reunited, and the Soviet Empire soon collapsed as well.

The Cold War was coming to an end, and many in the Western world believed a new era of peace was being established...Unfortunately, no one got word to the Jihadis or the Chinese.


2333 B.C. - Traditional date on which Tangun established the Kingdom of Chosun.

This kingdom occupied the approximate land of modern-day Korea...It was called Chosun by the Japanese and Joseon by the Chinese. Meaning: "Land of the Morning Calm."

Unfortunately, the northern part of it's current territory is now known as the 'Land of the Hell State.'


1913 - The U.S. Federal Income Tax was signed into law - at 1%.

I'm pretty sure we could all live with this law as it was designed - a 1% tax on income...It wasn't until the Liberal Years (1930's-1970's) that the idea of copying European Socialism took root.

Americans like to pretend we aren't Socialist here in the U.S., but I bet if you took a hard accounting of how much tax you pay (Fed, State, Local, consumption, property, utilities, etc), you'd find most 'working' Americans have well over 40% of their hard-earned money claimed by the government. Many pay much more.

There's no way to deny this is the truth, and no way to call it anything other than a sneaky system of Socialism...Otherwise known as American Liberalism.


1941 - Adolf Hitler declared in a speech that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again":  WWII.

Hitler was many things, but Nostradamus he was not, and within two years the Ruskies soon turned Der Fuhrer's words on his own people.


1993 - U.S. Army Rangers were ambushed in Mogadishu, Somalia. 18 Americans were killed and 84 wounded...President Clinton expressed sorrow at the deaths of American soldiers in Somalia, but reaffirmed that U.S. forces would stay in the African nation.

CLINTON EXPRESSED SORROW...MY ASS!!!!

Bubba was a clueless Commander-in-Chief, who had nothing but disregard for the Military, and did nothing but hamstring our troops and put them in positions to suffer and look bad.

I admit to being a hard-core 'hawk,' and believe the U.S. Military has a large role to play in the America Empire (and yes, it is an empire!)...But, what in the Hell were our troops sent to this toilet for without any clear objective, or the means to pursue an objective?

I'm assuming it was because the 'unknown objective' passed the "Global Test" (as described by John Kerry)...But it sure as Hell didn't pass the only test that really matters: 'The American Test'!!!!


1995 - The jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial found the former football star innocent of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.

1. I still can't believe the O.J. Trial is the most played TV event of my lifetime.

2. 'The Juice' murdered two people for free...He should have fried. But at least he was stupid enough to allow justice to catch up with him a decade later.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

October 2

1942 - Enrico Fermi established the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

Fermi was an Italian, but he fled Italy in the 1930's because his wife was Jewish...Lucky for the world, the Germans and Italians were too stupid to keep some of there greatest scientists.

Had they kept them, and used them wisely, it's extremely likely the Axis Powers would have had the Atom Bomb long before the Americans. Which may have resulted in a much different result to WWII...A terrible result for mankind.


1187 - Jerusalem fell to al-Malik en-Nasir Salah-ud-Din Yusuf (Sultan of Egypt, Syria , Yemen , and Palestine), after being controlled by Christian crusaders for the previous 88-years.

The Crusaders may have been able to defeat various Muslim forces in battle, but they could never overcome the logistical nightmare of ruling the Middle East...The reality of this event was simply that it gave rise to the second Crusade.


1491 - Ferdinand and Isabella, King and Queen of Castile and Aragon, laid siege to the Moors of Granada.

The 'Catholic Kings' were getting closer to reclaiming all of Spain for European
Civilization...I hope you realize this region was under the boot of Islam for over 700-years - longer than it's been ruled by Christians.

1919 - President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed.

This event began the presidency of Mrs. Edith Wilson...First female President of the U.S.

If you don't understand this reference check out the story of 'Mrs. Wilson's Stewardship.'

1974 - China, in a statement at the United Nations, declared they favored Arabs using oil as a weapon.

Of course they did...Reason #247,011 to dissolve the stinking U.N.


1999 - The Brooklyn Museum of Art opened its much-hyped 'Sensation' exhibit, which had drawn controversy because of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's move to cut off city funding to the museum. (Giuliani objected to some of the artwork, including a portrait of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung.)

Truthfully, I have no problem with a museum having such 'art exhibits'...If they are 100% privately funded.

The problem is, there are very few museums that aren't supported with taxpayer funds, and many are also non-profit organizations paying no taxes.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FUND SUCH HORSE-SHIT MUSEUMS!!!!!

If they want to display crap, let them do so as long as they pay for it themselves...I'm sure this makes me a radical though.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 1 (A Double)

331 B.C. - The Battle of Gaugamela.

Also known as the Battle of Arbela.

Alexander the Great crushed King Darius III's Persian army, even though Darius entered the battle with a 1,000,000 man army (according to ancient historian, Arrian).

Obviously the ancient estimation is terribly inaccurate, but there's little doubt the Persians had at least a 4-1 advantage, which simply meant Alexander had more enemies to kill...Reasonable estimates claim Alexander suffered around 10,000 casualties compared to 140,000 for Darius.

Gaugamela is one of the most decisive and important battles in history, and it's result went a long way towards Alexander becoming the 'Master of the Known World'...A fact which destined the Western world to become Greco/Roman instead of possibly Persian.

1952 - Britain exploded its first atom bomb, at Monte Bello Island, Australia.

Anytime a country solves and figures out how to weaponize the power of the atom it signifies a great event...Maybe not a good one, but definitely a great one.

1800 - The Treaty of San Ildefonso.

A secret treaty between France and Spain:  Spain gave the Louisiana Territory to France...Spain didn't have much of a choice, with Napoleon threatening to take over Spain.

France didn't control the territory for long, though, and sold it to the U.S. in 1803.


1903 - The first World Series began in Boston.

Not the Boston Red Sox.

The Boston Pilgrims v. Pittsburgh Pirates...Eventually won by the Pilgrims, who won 5 of 8 games in the best-of-nine series.


1934 - Adolph Hitler expanded the German army and navy, and created an air force, violating the Treaty of Versailles.

Hitler promised he'd do it, and no one took him seriously...Sadly, this reality continued for the next five years, but by then it was too late to reverse his gains.


Sadly, the civilized world continues to make similar mistakes with madmen in our time.

1939 - Winston Churchill said the USSR "is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma":  WWII.

Churchill is the greatest leader of the 20th Century and he had this description perfectly pegged...The Soviets did nothing to prove otherwise with their bizarre actions in the first years of the war - nor during the rest of or after the war.  Including the Russians in our time.


1942 - The German Army ground to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad:  WWII.

The great German Army was about to get it's first taste of 'Hell on Earth'...Which they'd been giving the rest of Europe for the past three years.

The battle turned into an artillery and sniper's battle, with both sides looking for any breakout possibility.

Needless to say, it was damn cold pretty soon, and the Germans were extremely unprepared for a prolonged battle in the Russian winter. But at least they had the 'Fat Field Marshal' to count on delivering his promise of supplying the Army from the air...Hahahaha!! If you don't get that, you need to visit this site more often.

The offensive phases of Stalingrad were awesome (Germans in the beginning and Soviets in the end), but this period of stagnant-warfare proved to be a slaughter-house for both sides.

Again, I can't stress how much I recommend you read up on the
Battle of Stalingrad.  Simply, the greatest battle in the history of the world.

1949 - Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing.

There's no way the Communists should have been able to win this battle, but they did.

Fortunately, China proved to be a different kind of communism than the Soviet system...Unfortunately, it proved to be equally deadly - also much heartier and sustaining.


1961 - Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run.

MARIS IS THE REAL SINGLE-SEASON HOME RUN KING!!!

Forget 'Roids Mac,' 'Roids Sammy,' and 'Roids Bonds.'

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Friday, September 29, 2017

September 30

1938 - British, French, German and Italian leaders signed the Munich Agreement.

The Euro-pansies decided to appease Hitler, allowing the Nazi butchers to claim Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.

Later in the day British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made his great pronouncement: "We, the German Führer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for our two countries and for Europe.  We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again. We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe."

And then he had the gall to throw out this bit of self-congratulatory babble: "My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time...Go home and get a nice quiet sleep."

Hahahaha! What a sorry joke...I hope they slept well, though, because a rude awakening was coming in the near future.

As we know, this 'deal' worked out 100% opposite of how Chamberlain predicted - exactly as Churchill predicted...Exactly as many predict will happen if we continue to appease the madmen in our time.  Something our historically-challenged leaders seem not to understand.


430 - Church father St. Jerome died. He was converted at 19 and spent the last half of his life rendering the Scriptures into the contemporary ('vulgar') Latin of his day (hence the 'Latin Vulgate') as well as preparing commentaries on nearly every book of the Bible.

Just an FYI...I found it enlightening.


1927 - Babe Ruth hit his 60th homer of the season breaking his own Major League record.

This record is even more impressive when put in context with the era Ruth played in: The second most home runs hit in the A.L. in 1927 was Lou Gehrig (47), and the third most was Tony Lazzeri (18)...What’s really sick is all three were Yankees.


No wonder that team is often recognized as the greatest ever.

1946 - Verdicts were handed down in the Nuremberg war crimes trial. 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes, and 12 sentenced to death by hanging.

A dozen died, but thousands got away with murder...Thankfully, Chamberlain gave the world “peace” in 1938, though.


1949 - The 'Berlin Airlift' ended.

For over a year the U.S. and British flew over the the Soviet blockade, with 277,264 flights, carrying 2,323,738 tons of supplies...The airlift was a show-of-force-without-force, and kept many Germans from being swept up in the Soviet land grab.

You'd think these German SOB's would thank us, but that's asking a lot.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 29

1918 - Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line:  World War I.

The Allies called this defensive frontier the Hindenburg Line and the Germans called it the Siegfried Line...It had held the Allies at bay since 1917.

The entry of the Americans proved too much for the Germans to hold the line, however, and this breakthrough proved to break the Germans.

440 - Saint Leo I, the Great, was elected Roman Catholic Pope.

Leo's greatness is defined in one single event: He was the only man who tamed Attila the Hun.


No one knows how he got the Hun to leave Italy, but he did, which established the power of the Church...And as it turned out, the Church was the only entity strong enough to pick up the pieces of European Civilization after the fall of Rome.

1227 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II was excommunicated.

Not only was Frederick excommunicated, but Pope Gregory IX also went so far as to call him the anti-Christ.

What was his crime? He challenged the power of the Church.


1879 - The Meeker Massacre: Dissatisfied Ute Indians killed federal agent Nathan Meeker and nine others.

I can't say I blame the Indians...They should have killed every 'White-man' they encountered.


But they didn't, and eventually found themselves annihilated and/or absorbed instead...Such is the cruelty of history.

1916 - On this day, John D. Rockefeller's wealth made him the first American billionaire.

A billion dollars is impressive in any time, but especially when this billion is put in the context of current dollars: $1,000,000,000 in 1916 = over $20,000,000,000 in 2012!


He made much more before he was through.

1923 - Britain began to govern Palestine under a League of Nations mandate.

It's too bad Turkey became so pathetic, because the Ottomans kept this region in check for the better part of four centuries. They may have done it through oppression, but it's undeniable they did a good job of keeping the Bedouin and Islamic radicals under control...The Brits proved much less capable, and the Americans have done even worse than the Brits.


1941 - The Babi Yar Massacre.  Over two days (September 29-30) the Germans killed 33,771 Jewish men, women and children near Kiev:  WWII.

An account of the massacre: "There was no question of being able to dodge or get away. Brutal blows, immediately drawing blood, descended on their heads, backs and shoulders from left and right. The soldiers kept shouting: "Schnell, schnell!" laughing happily, as if they were watching a circus act; they even found ways of delivering harder blows in the more vulnerable places, the ribs, the stomach and the groin...Those who hesitated had their clothes ripped off them by force, and were kicked and struck with knuckledusters or clubs by the Germans, who seemed to be drunk with fury in a sort of sadistic rage." - A. Anatoli

The massacre was horrific, but the result of it was even worse.

This was before the Nazi's perfected the 'gas & burn technique,' and most of these Jews were shot to death...A method which was hard on the psyche of the murderers - even the twisted minds of the psychos in the S.S.

The end result was a more 'efficient' and 'humane' ways of eliminating the 'untermenchen'...More humane for the killers that is.


1943 - Adolf Hitler's book 'Mein Kampf' was published in the United States.

Huh?? Check that date out...The book was published while the U.S. was at war with Germany.


I'm sure the publishers sold it under the guise of the First Amendment and anti-censorship...As our brave soldiers died fighting to save Western Civilization from the lunatic who wrote the book.

1965 - President Lyndon Johnson signed the 'Federal Aid to the Arts Act,' establishing the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, out of which came the National Endowment for the Arts.

What an enormous waste of money! No one needs this garbage, and few Americans ever bother to deal with the arts and humanities.

That said, I have nothing against the legitimate arts (plenty of problems with the degenerate arts, though), but either way this should be a private venture not one paid with taxpayer dollars.


1988 - U.N. peacekeeping forces won the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is great...U.S. troops protect the globe, and get nothing but disdain from the world (and many at home), but the clowns at the U.N. get a prize.

We get what we ask for by participating in the 'Circle Jerk Group,' however.


1999 - Vice President Al Gore abruptly moved his presidential campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville to get "out of the Beltway and into the heartland."

Buuuullllllllllll Ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt!

Al couldn't have cared less about the 'heartland'...He left D.C. because he wanted to get as far away from the ‘stain of Bill Clinton’ as possible.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September 28

1066 - William, Duke of Normandy, landed at Pevensey, Sussex, and began the Norman conquest of England.

The English were about to get a rude awakening...That said, English history was about to change its path from one of being average to one of being great.

Amazingly, William’s was the last successful invasion of the British Isles. Also, in order to understand the history of Western Europe, you must understand the importance of the 'Norman Invasion.'

The Duchy of Normandy was the most powerful of all the semi-independent French lands in the 11th-12th Centuries. In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded and invested England, but didn’t give up his French holdings in Normandy...Which led to many problems concerning French and English dynastic successions, because the French couldn’t accept an English monarch ruling any part of France. Nor could either country have the other making claims on its throne.


As a result, the battle over this territory was waged for centuries, and the enmity between the two lasted well into the 19th Century.

48 B.C. - After landing in Egypt, Pompey was murdered on the orders of Ptolemy.

The Egyptians knew they had to kill Pompey. Either that or be overrun and killed themselves by Julius Caesar.

FYI: I hope you know Egypt was ruled by Greeks/Macedonians (Ptolemaic Dynasty) at this time...Please understand the Ancient Egyptians disappeared a long time before this and the modern Arab Muslims were in the future.


1106 - The Battle of Tinchebrai: King Henry of England defeated his brother Robert, reuniting England and Normandy.

See 1066...This was a continuation of the Anglo-Franco-Norman problem created by William the Conqueror.


1781 - The Siege of Yorktown Heights began: American Revolutionary War.

9,000 American troops and a French fleet of 7,000 forces attacked the British in what was the final battle of the Revolutionary War...The War of Independence was almost over, but the battle of founding a new nation was only beginning.


1920 - In baseball's biggest scandal, a grand jury indicted eight players of the Chicago White Sox for throwing the 1919 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds.

"Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so."


1996 - Asteroid 1991 CS passed closer than five million miles from Earth.

Make no mistake, Earth's days are numbered...The number may be in the billions of years, or maybe in minutes, but there will definitely be an eventual end.


1997 - Swiss voters overwhelmingly endorsed their government's liberal drug policies, including the controversial state distribution of heroin to hardened addicts.

By this same logic, they should hand out guns and knifes to 'hardened' criminals...Bunch of degenerate Euros.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 27

1940 - The Tripartite Pact: Germany, Italy and Japan signed a 10-year military and economic agreement strengthening the Axis alliance:  WWII.

The agreement is also known as the 'Three-Power Pact,' and was a direct threat to the U.S.to stay out of the war, or risk war on two fronts...The Soviets were already in the war, after invading Poland, but it was also a warning to them as well for the same reason - and they feared Japan every bit as much as Germany.

"...stand by and co-operate with one another in...their prime purpose to establish and maintain a new order of things...to promote the mutual prosperity and welfare of the peoples concerned...to assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting powers is attacked."

They tried to sell it as an 'economic pact,' but there was no doubt it was first and foremost a military deal, aimed at global domination.


1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem was destroyed by Caliph al-Hakim.

This church is the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion, and was one of the holiest sites in the Christian world...Needless to say, it is one of the many reasons the Crusaders trekked across the globe to reclaim the Holy Land in the Crusades.


1066 - William, Duke of Normandy, with an army of 5,000 men, set sail from France for England to claim the English throne.

Re-read that, and think about how bold it was for William to invade and conquer a nation with 5,000 men...The Normans were tough, but they should have been slaughtered by the English.  Lucky for William, England was anything but united in the coming fight.


1830 - The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek: Choctaw Indians ceded their lands east of the Mississippi River to the U.S.

This treaty was the beginning of the removal and relocation of the American Indians.


Rule #1 of invasions: Don't let the enemy off the beach!!

The failure to recognize this fact doomed the American Indians - as has happened to most ancient civilizations throughout history.


1964 - The Warren Commission issued a report concluding Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President Kennedy.

What a gross waste of taxpayer money...Almost as pathetic as the 9/11 Commission.


1990 - The deposed emir of Kuwait delivered an emotional address to the U.N. General Assembly denouncing the "rape, destruction and terror" inflicted upon his country by Iraq.

If American Liberals had their way, Saddam would still be in control of Kuwait.


Never forget, the same morons who complain about the second Gulf War also voted against saving Kuwait in the original Gulf War...Yet for some reason were very quiet about Obama's adventures.

1991 - President GHW Bush announced dramatic unilateral reductions in nuclear arms, including the removal and destruction of sea-based tactical nuclear weapons.

Great...Here's hoping he completely lied on this matter; and his successors followed suit.

We must always stay on the offensive when it comes to weapons development, and never shrink to the whining of our enemies (internal or external). History is filled with 'great nation's' who got "stuck on stupid"...Great nations which no longer exist.


1998 - St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire's record-breaking season ended with his 69th and 70th homers.

'Roids' McGwire would do himself a big favor if he came clean...America is a forgiving nation, but can only be lied to so much.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

September 26

1414 - The export of gunpowder from England was prohibited.

Every era has seen the hope of banning weapons technology and keeping them in the hands of those who have them...And every era has seen these efforts fail.

War is a constant in the human condition, and the desire to procure the means of making war are stronger than those to stop war.
 

The Clausewitz-Pero Corollary
Clausewitz: War is the continuation of Politics by other means."
Pero: Politics is the continuation of War by other means.”


Clausewitz was correct, but he had the ordering wrong.  War came first, and is a natural human instinct...Politics is the civilized method of warfare. Even when it is barely civil.

1371 - The Battle of Maritsa.

Another in the long process of the Turks overwhelming the Balkans, defeating the Serbians.

Had it not been for the Crusaders and the Habsburg Empire, the Ottomans might have overwhelmed all of Europe.


1580 - Sir Francis Drake returned to England with a shipload of loot from the Spanish after the first successful circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman.

Drake was a great naval commander...And an even greater pirate.

1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State; John Jay the first Chief Justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood the first Postmaster-General; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first Attorney General.

The young nation was evolving, and luckily had many brilliant, fertile minds to choose from.

Thank God the modern-day idiots weren't around back then, or the ‘American Experiment’ would have blown up in the lab.


1913 - The first boat was raised in the locks of the Panama Canal.

The world shrunk with this event...No longer would commerce have to travel to the tip of South America (a terribly dangerous trip, due to weather patterns) to get to and from Europe and Africa to the U.S. West Coast or the Orient.

This event also greatly reduced the importance of the South American countries bypassed due to the Canal crossing (Brazil, Chile, etc.)

1941 - Nazis slaughtered about 34,000 Jews in Kiev:  WWII.

34,000 in 24 hours = 1,400+/hour = 23+/minute.

An impressive day for the 'Master Race Killing Machine'...Especially considering this was before the 'Final Solution' perfected the gassing/oven technique.


1960 - The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John Kennedy took place.

Kennedy looked and sounded great...Nixon looked like a sweaty corpse, and sounded like Hell.

Needless to say, this event went a long way in JFK getting elected...That and the Mob, of course.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 25

1396 - The last great Christian crusade, led jointly by John the Fearless of Nevers and King Sigismund of Hungary, ended in disaster at the hands of Sultan Bajazet I’s Ottoman army at Nicopolis.

The Crusades died a whimpering death, but did perform the vital function of keeping the Muslim Horde tied up in the Middle East, North Africa.

From the 8th-11th Centuries the Muslims swept through much of South and Southwest Asia, and were on the march towards Europe...The Crusaders failed in their goal to reclaim the Holy Land, but succeeded in a much more important (and unintentional) way by saving Central and Western Europe from Islam's ravages.


1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge: England's Saxon King Harold defeated an invading Norwegian force.

Harold marched his troops out to defeat the Norwegians...And defeat them he did.

Little did he know, however, there was another invader coming from the south - An invasion led by William, Duke of Normandy...Soon to be known as William the Conqueror.


1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama, becoming the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.

The westward path to the Orient was discovered, and the link between the Atlantic and the Pacific became an obsession for many for the next 400-years.

FYI: It was the same isthmus Balboa crossed which ultimately served as the mechanism for uniting the two great oceans, with the construction of the Panama Canal.


1555 - The Peace of Augsburg: Lutheranism was recognized in Germany.

This was a peace treaty signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the princes of the Shmalkaldic League (the Lutheran Princes).

The treaty was a bitter pill for Charles and the Catholic Church, and a final realization he couldn't keep the forces of Lutheranism at bay...The result was the official recognition of the Lutheran religion in the Empire.

"Cuius regio, eius religio": "He who rules, his religion," or "in the Princes land, the Princes religion."

In other words: The various lands of the Empire would be Catholic or Lutheran as determined by the religion of that land's ruler.


1789 - The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.

The fact there would be amendments to the new Constitution was known before the great document even had time to dry...It would have never been ratified without this knowledge.

We all know of the first 10 amendments (the Bill of Rights), but I admit I have no idea what the proposed 11th and 12th were???


1818 - The first blood transfusion using human blood (instead of animal blood) was performed in London at Guy's Hospital.

This was a huge advance in medical technology...It's hard to believe any transfusions from animal blood were successful.

1890 - Mormon president Wilford Woodruff issued a manifesto formally renouncing the practice of polygamy.

Make no mistake, the Mormons didn't want to make this concession...They had little choice.

At the time Utah was a semi-autonomous territory within the U.S., but was being faced with a couple of choices, neither of which were palatable to the Mormon populace.

1. End polygamy, and retain a little power as a territory and later a state in the Union.

2. Continue on its path and be annihilated by federal troops.

There was no third option, and the one they chose allowed them to maintain a semblance of autonomy.


1938 - President Franklin Roosevelt urged negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Benes over the Sudetenland.

This turned out well...And the Czechs had no say in the eventual 'negotiations.'


1954 - François Duvalier ('Papa Doc') was elected President of Haiti.

By no means was Papa Doc even close to the 20th Century's Mega-Deka Murderers, but he was a very established democidal nut...Killing around 30,000 on the tiny island of Haiti.

That said, it is quite possible Duvalier was the most bizarre character of the 20th Century (a huge honor considering his peers), and a self-proclaimed Voodoo practitioner...If you like reading about insaniacs, I recommend you check out
Papa and Baby Doc.

1974 - Scientists warned the continued use of aerosol sprays would cause ozone depletion, leading to increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes.

This was during a time when many scientists were warning of 'Global Cooling'...Check it out:
Newsweek, April 28, 1975.

Bunch of Gloom-n-Dooming idiots.

Guess what? I guarantee the Earth will go through periods of cooling and warming...And will do so with or without man's help.


1993 - Three U.S. soldiers in Somalia were killed when their helicopter was downed by a rocket-propelled grenade.

I'm sure our Commander-in-Chief had great intentions, but what was our military doing in Somalia without a legitimate plan?

Also, why is it Democrat presidents can use the military to do whatever bogus operations they want, but George Bush deposed of one of the world's most dangerous dictators and Liberals went nuts?


Hmmmmm??

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