THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Saturday, April 08, 2017

April 9

1865 - The U.S. Civil War effectively came to an end when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

The most horrible and destructive war in American history ended - excluding some minor fighting in the west and deep south)...The Union was kept whole and slavery was on the way out.

I wonder if the anti-war jackasses believe this war wasn’t worth fighting?

'Sometimes War is the ONLY Answer.'

1942 - American and Philippine defenders on Bataan surrendered to Japanese forces:  WWII.

"The Battling Bastards of Bataan,
No Mama, No Papa, No Uncle Sam,
No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,
No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces,
And nobody gives a damn!"
- by Frank Hewlett, 1942

Unfortunately their surrender simply began a new phase in their Hell: The 'Bataan Death March,' where about 10,000 of the nearly 75,000 perished.


1963 - Winston Churchill was made an honorary U.S. citizen.

A great American indeed...The most important man in the ‘Free World’ in the entire 20th Century.


That said, this is somewhat of a sham, because Churchill's mother was an American, which makes him an American by birth.

1989 - Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Washington D.C., demanding continued safe and legal abortions, and urging the Supreme Court to uphold its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

You should notice they left out the 'rare' portion of the phrase...How could they not, considering there have been over 45,000,000 abortions in the past 30-years.

I know this will be upsetting to some:  To a certain extent I can live with safe and legal abortions as long as they are also 'rare'...But to have them as a means of birth control is barbaric at best.


2003 - American Marines pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after U.S. commanders declared his rule ended.

The American Left has nothing but disregard for this event. I bet if it happened under a Democrat president they would have supported it...I would have supported it if Clinton or Obama did it as well, but this is just one of the many differences between Right and Left.

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