1812 - Napoleon's invasion of Russia began.
This was a fight the Emperor should have avoided. Russia has proven to be unconquerable by Europeans because they are unable to handle the conditions (weather, terrain, disease, etc.), and the defensive spirit of the Russians and Cossacks has proven to be better than the offensive spirit of the Euros...It should be noted Asian hordes have been able to tame this beast, however.
Napoleon entered Russia with approximately 600,000 troops and by the time he reached Moscow in September was down to 110,000. In the end, the Emperor fled for his life and left his army behind. By the time the invasion force retreated to Poland it had less than 10,000 troops.
Although the Grand Armee was a much better fighting force, the Russians were much more capable of suffering and gave Napoleon a thorough ass kicking. One which another European madman repeated 130-years later...Thankfully the Austrian Corporal was a poor student of history.
1987 - President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
The Great Man’s speech was an awesome challenge not only to the Soviets, but to the world...It was a warning that the U.S. will not sit around forever and watch the world go down the toilet. Reagan said what he meant and meant what he said.
Pathetically (predictably), Euros and American Liberals went nuts and accused Reagan of being a “war monger.” Which is exactly what they did with President George W. Bush as well...Both Reagan and Bush were right, and history will be very kind to them for their efforts.
1665 - The English renamed New Amsterdam 'New York' after the Dutch pulled out.
I hope you knew this region was part of the Netherlands prior to being English...This fact is often forgotten, and the English, French and Spanish are usually the only ones remembered as North American colonizers.
Don't forget the Ruskies held Alaska, too.
1775 - The first naval battle of the Revolutionary War occurred, with the USS Unity defeating the British Margaretta.
This was a bright beginning for the pathetic new American Navy...It was a small battle, but still a battle won against the greatest naval power of the time.
1839 - The first recorded baseball game was played in America.
America’s pastime was born...It is still a great game and may be the country’s pastime, but is no longer its passion. College and pro football are.
1937 - Eight of Stalin's generals were sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union.
Stalin was killing off any possible chance of a coup, and was destroying his military in the process, making the Soviet Union easy pickings for invasion.
He should have seen Hitler’s intentions, but instead hoped he could become part of Hitler’s plans in Eastern Europe...Which was exactly what Hitler had in mind, but in a different way than Stalin was hoping for.
1942 - American bombers struck the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania for the first time: WWII.
Destroying German logistics was of huge strategic significance, and taking out its ability to drive and fly began at Ploesti...It was so important to German success that Churchill referred to Ploesti as “the taproot of German might.”
1943 - Heinrich Himmler ordered the extermination of all Polish ghettos: WWII.
Another big day for the 'Chicken Farmer'...How such a lowly man rose to affect the life/death of so many is truly amazing.
1944 - The first V-1 cruise missile attack on London occurred: WWII.
It’s not much of a stretch to imagine Hitler with the V-1/V-2 and an atom-bomb attached to them...I have no doubt Werner von Braun and the boys would have made it happen if given a few more years to perfect their designs.
1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled white workers who claim to be treated unfairly as a result of affirmative action programs can sue for remedies under civil rights legislation.
If this is the case then isn’t the whole program of Affirmative Racism unconstitutional? Of course it is, but the Court didn’t have the stones to go this far.
1991 - The Russian Republic held its first-ever direct presidential elections and elected Boris Yeltsin president.
This wouldn’t have happened without the man who told them to “tear down this wall”...Another reason the Libs hate him: They never wanted to see the Soviet experiment end in failure.
1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home.
I still can’t believe this event, and the court case which followed, is the most televised event in my lifetime...More than the two Gulf wars, more than 9/11/01, more than Bill Clinton’s impeachment, more than Hurricane Katrina, even more than Obama's coronation.
And the SOB got away with murder in front of the whole world.
1995 - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a potentially crippling blow to federal affirmative action programs, ruling Congress was limited by the same standards as states in offering special help to minorities.
If this is the case, then isn’t the whole program of Affirmative Racism unconstitutional? Of course it is, but the Court didn’t have the stones to go this far...I think I've said this before. See above (1989).
1999 - Bill Clinton issued Executive Order #13126 "to fighting abusive child labor practices." Not in the U.S., but in the rest of the world.
So, what was he going to do? Was he going to spank China, India, Korea, etc.?
Per normal, Clinton was saying great stuff, but had no ability to enact his wishes…As a great man once told me: "Bill Clinton is nothing more than a shit-salesman with a mouth full of samples." - Rich Karlin
Talking about utopia has always been a Liberal specialty, however, and none have been better at it than Bill Clinton...Not until, Barack Obama came around singing the 'hope & change' tune, that is.
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