Friday, April 07, 2017

April 8

1974 - Hank Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

Sporting events are rarely worth noting as 'great events in history,' but this was the most storied record in all of American sports - the record every sports fan was aware of:  714 Home Runs by 'The Babe'...An amazing accomplishment, achieved by one of the most overlooked players in baseball history - but definitely one of the best.

Sadly, Aaron's Home Run record (755) was surpassed by a steroid-taking maggot.

I never expected him to do the right thing, but Barry Bonds should have retired the day he came one home run short of passing Aaron's record of 755 home runs...This would have made Bonds a hero, and helped erase any vindictiveness baseball fans have towards him - and his whole generation of players. But it wasn't to be, and one of the game's biggest cheaters passed one of its greatest and most classy players.

563 B.C. (traditional date) - Siddhartha Gautama was born in the India-Nepal area.

Gautama is better known as Buddha.

I wish I could tell you more about him or Buddhism, but I can't...What I can tell you is Buddhism is one of the worlds great religions.

1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered all wages and prices to be frozen at their present levels:  WWII.

This was a drastic measure, and one I would say is highly unconstitutional 99.9% of the time...The 0.1% would be reserved for wartime, which was exactly what FDR was dealing with when making this decision.

1946 – The League of Nations met for the last time, to officially dissolve.

The end of a pathetic organization...Unfortunately a new, bigger, more corrupt and pathetic model followed it: the U.N.

1952 - President Truman nationalized American steel mills in order to avert a threatened strike.

During this time the U.S. was at war with Korea, but this war was not similar to the situation listed above with FDR...It wasn't the same, because the country was in no imminent peril.

The Supreme Court correctly overruled him a couple months later.

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