AS THE GREATEST DATE IN HISTORY (at least in Peroville), EVERY EVENT IS HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE.
1776 - Along the western coast of North America, a party of 247 Spanish colonists consecrated their newly-founded mission known as San Francisco.
These 247 people would be in absolute horror to see the filth, perversity and degeneracy which has taken over their city.
1787 - The United States Constitution was signed by a majority of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
Happy Constitution Day!!!
Just for fun, make sure you remind every French-loving Liberal of the strength of our system versus that of the French - or anyone else.
The U.S. has had one system of government in the past 200+ years, while the French are on their fifth...Hell, even that isn’t accurate, because they don’t count the Vichy government, which would make it six.
1778 - The first treaty between the United States and Indian tribes was signed at Fort Pitt.
Treaties are nice, but they are always temporary...And each one the U.S. signed with the Indians was meant as a means of buying peace, while preparing the next conquest.
Such is the history of the world. Those who don’t believe this are simply ignorant to the brutal reality of history.
1796 - President George Washington delivered his 'Farewell Address' to Congress before concluding his second term in office, setting the stage for the nation's first two-party presidential campaign.
The importance of the 'Indispensable Man' is impossible to put a calculus on.
The Revolution would have failed without him and the Republic would never have survived it’s early years without his leadership...Read Washington’s Farewell Address.
1862 - The Battle of Antietam: U.S. Civil War.
The Battle of Antietam was the first major, and bloodiest, battle in the American Civil War...It is still the bloodiest day in U.S. history.
There were well over 23,000 casualties in the battle, with no clear cut winner, which made it a strategic victory for the Union because it could afford to absorb such huge losses.
1902 - U.S. troops were sent to Panama to keep train-lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggled for independence from Colombia.
Make no mistake, President Roosevelt didn't do this to help the Panamanians, it was to keep the proposed Canal Project alive...Which was a perfectly good reason, and one of the many reasons he's our greatest foreign policy president ever.
1920 - The American Professional Football Association (a precursor of the NFL) was formed in Canton, Ohio.
Baseball is America’s pastime, but football is it’s favorite sport...It definitely is mine.
1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland: WWII.
The Soviet ‘double-cross’ was on, and Poland was soon swallowed up in the West by Germany and the East by the Ruskies (just like in the Partitions).
The Jews have been the most abused single ethnic group in European history, but there are few other people who’ve suffered as much as the Poles, who had the unfortunate fate of landing between the Russian and German beasts.
Who know’s what Uncle Joe’s intentions were, but helping the Germans bought him space and time...Within two years the Nazi’s were marching through Poland to the Soviet Onion (spelling intentional) and the extra distance and time may have saved the Soviets.
That said, the entire Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was reason enough for the Allies to turn their backs on the Soviets and let them hammer it out with the Germans from 1941-43, while the U.S. and Brits hit at the 'Soft underbelly of the German Empire.'
1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rammed into Stalingrad: WWII.
Stalin bitched and cried about the lack of an Allied offensive on the continental mainland, but Churchill insisted on the 'underbelly' strategy...And pretty much gave Stalin the middle-finger.
See the 1939 event...The Soviets got what they deserved.
1944 - British airborne troops parachuted into Holland to capture the Arnhem Bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans: WWII.
Field Marshal Montgomery was a pansy, and this operation bore the fruit of his pathetic nature...It went SOUR.
1970 - PERO'S BIRTHDAY!
It's my blog, and as such I determine the greatness of the days and events...On this greatest of days, this is the greatest event to me personally.
1978 - After meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty.
In an administration of constant bungling, this was Carter’s one and only achievement, which was really set up and brokered by the Nixon/Ford Administration...But we can’t take Jimmy’s only highlight away from him.
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