THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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March 20

1934 - The first practical tests of radar were carried out at Kiel Harbor, Germany, by Dr. Rudolph Kuenhold.

There’s no doubt the Germans were the most brilliant people in the world at this time. They were also on a path towards becoming the most inhumane and bestial people in the history of the world...How sad the people of Beethoven, Bach, Born, Bothe, etc., were also the people of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Hitler, Himmler and Mengele.


1345 - A conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars was thought to be the "cause of a plague epidemic."

I’m sure it sounded logical at the time...Either that or blaming the Jews for poisoning the wells.


Such was the Medieval mind.

1727 - Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London.

One of the most brilliant minds in the history of mankind was extinguished...Maybe the most brilliant - especially considering the technology (or lack of it) he had to deal with.


1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris, beginning his 'Hundred Days' rule.

How did the Emperor escape from Elba?

He was eventually recaptured, but blazed a trail of glory (if only for himself) in this 100-day period.


1816 - Martin v. Hunter's Lessee:  The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review state court decisions.

This was an early blow to 'state’s rights,' confirming the hegemony of the Feds over the States.

1933 - The first German concentration camp was opened at Dachau.

Another glorious day in the history of the 1,000 Year Reich...Can you imagine if it was currently in year 84?


1991 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers could not adopt "fetal protection" policies barring women of child-bearing age from certain hazardous jobs.

How stupid is this?

1. You’d think ‘moms’ would want the protection.

2. The court didn’t bother to protect employers from being sued by women whose children are affected by the moms working in these 'hazardous jobs.'

”The stench from the bench is making me clench.” - Michael Savage


1995 - In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing poisonous gas (Sarin) leaked on five separate subway trains.

9/11/01 was horrific, but try to imagine the destruction a massive bio/chem weapon would do if unleashed on a megalopolis like Tokyo, Mexico City, Bombay, NYC, etc...Sadly, we'll eventually get to witness such an attack.

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2 Comments:

  • At March 20, 2008 1:59 AM, Anonymous butterfly said…

    I just discovered this site and I am thrilled. Where have you been! Since I have such a hunger for learning of history, which I though was boring and useless in school, this sight is a godsend. These 'soundbites' whet interest and make one want to check things out further. It would be nice if you had a link on the events for futher reading, although I know that would involve a lot of time.

    Thank you so much.. not sure how long it will take me to read the last 4 years of your archives, but I am going to give it a good try.

    I bet someone with your knowledge of history is never a boring guest or host. Kudos!!

     
  • At March 21, 2008 9:55 PM, Blogger Poison Pero said…

    Thanks for the kind words, Butterfly.

    Let me save you a lot of time though....Don't go back 4 years.

    I've been refining, improving and cross-checking the dates and information on the posts for the past 4 years, but most of the events are the same from year to year.

    I would simply read up on the most recent year.

    Do beware, however, my comments (those between the * *'s) are very much mine and they are often not 'Politically Correct".....I'm very upfront about being a strong Conservative and have strong views on most everything.

    I don't know your politics, and I hope this won't ruin it for you.

    Come by daily and catch each day's post.

     

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