THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 12

1920 - The Panama Canal was officially opened by President Woodrow Wilson.

There had been many attempts to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but it took the Americans to get it done...The project began in 1881, and officially opened on this date, but the first ship actually sailed through on January 7, 1914.

I still can't believe Jimmy Carter gave the canal to Panama, who is in the process of ceding informal control of it to China...There will come a day when America will regret this decision in a terrible way.


1290 - Jews were expelled from England.

From the farthest reaches of Eastern Europe (Russia) to Western Europe (England), every European country has either thrown their Jews out or executed them...It is universal, it is timeless, and it is disgusting.

And no, I am not a Jew.


1843 - Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith announced a divine revelation had been given to him sanctioning polygamy among his newly organized religious followers.

There are many issues of contention between the Mormons and 'average Americans,' but this has been by far the most divisive.

That said, what kind of horrible god would want a man to have to suffer through more than one wife at a time? One is more than enough...LOL!


1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized a new award, the U.S. Medal of Honor, often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Medal of Honor is the highest honor an American soldier can receive, and one which has been bestowed upon almost 3,400 of America's finest.

Those who would like to read tributes to these heroes can do so by visiting the Medal of Honor website.

1933 - A new U.S. industrial code was established to fix a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour. This was the first national minimum wage law passed by the U. S. Congress.

Exactly what was the logic in creating wage standards in the middle of a depression?

Minimum wages are bad for business, which is bad for employment!! There is little doubt laws like this helped keep the Great Depression going, and hurt many more people than it helped...But it was a nice thought, which is all that matters in the minds of Liberal idiots.

Also, it's believed an estimated 500,000 blacks were put out of work by this act and others passed at the time...But no one cared about that back then.  Nor now, apparently.


1981 - For the first time, a woman in the United States was ordered to pay alimony to her husband.

What’s good for the gander must be good for the goose!

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