It’s amazing this event hadn’t happened before or since...Especially with the Ruskies.
Oh by the way, it will eventually happen again...We are lucky it didn't happen after the 2011 Japanese Earthquake, which is still a structural mess.
That said, this event should be encouraging, because even the inept Soviets were able to keep this plant from exploding and devastating a whole city or region - even more than it did.
1865 - John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Bowling Green, Virginia. Booth was killed even though ordered to be taken alive.
The troops can’t be blamed for killing him, but it would have been nice to see what he had to say.
1945 - The Battle of Bautzen: WWII.
This was it for the Nazis - their last successful Army operation of the war...It had been downhill for a long time for them, but from here on it was more or a less a mop-up operation for the Western allies and the Soviets.
1961 : Roger Maris hit his first home run of the year.
He ended with 61, passing the mighty Babe!
The record would probably still stand if not for the cheating Roid Monsters.
1983 - A national commission released a scathing report on the state of American education, calling for sweeping measures to combat what it called a "rising tide of mediocrity" in schools.
Mediocrity would be an improvement!!
Sadly, nothing has changed since the time of this report. Instead we’ve graduated many generations of morons, and fallen even further by creating a 'rising tide of degeneracy and ignorance' in schools...A perfect example of what happens when Liberalism takes over anything - and make no mistake, they control almost 100% of the American education system.
Just imaging when Liberals get similar control of the health care system...Control they will acquire through the votes of the morons they've pushed through the education system.
2000 - Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.
Very nice...I have no doubt we'll keep cascading down the slippery slope to polyamorous unions, as well as even more perverse 'unions.'