Sunday, July 02, 2017

July 3 (A Big Day, A Great Day for Pero)

THIS DAY HAS FEW EVENTS OF NOTE, BUT THOSE WHICH DID OCCUR WERE HUGE...So, they will all be highlighted in blue.

1775 - General George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts:  American Revolutionary War.

The 'Irreplaceable Man' took control of the rag-tag Colonial force, which should have never been successful against the greatest military force in the world at the time - the Brits.

Washington was the perfect choice...Likely the only choice who could have succeeded in the impossible task of getting the Colonials to fight together for the common cause of independence.

1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg ended in a major victory for the North:  U.S. Civil War.

Gettysburg is the main turning point of the Civil War in the eastern theatre.

There were over 50,000 Union and Confederate casualties in the battle, with an approximately equal amount of casualties for each side...The South couldn't afford losses on this scale, and although their losses were substantial the North could more easily replace its troops and materiel.

Gettysburg was General Lee's last great chance to end the war, and from this point he saw his army dwindle to a point of uselessness. As such, after this battle the South won many battles, but its eventual defeat was no longer in doubt.

1898 - The Battle of Santiago de Cuba:  Spanish-American War.

A Spanish squadron was destroyed by the American fleet during this naval battle, which ended Spanish naval influence in the New World...The battle foretold Spain's end as a colonial power as well.


For 45-years I have had one constant, loyal friend.  For 45-years I have had one amazing sister...I couldn’t ask for a better sister or friend, and I can't thank her enough for everything she means to me.

Happy birthday!  I love you Krissi.

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled states have the right to restrict abortions.

1990 = 1,608,600 abortions in the U.S.
1991 = 1,556,500
1992 = 1,528,900
1993 = 1,500,000
1994 = 1,431,000
1995 = 1,363,700
1996 = 1,365,700
1997-2005 Estimates = Over 1,325,000/year
2006-Today = About 1,000,000/year

I'm not an anti-abortion absolutist, but millions of dead American babies per year is a horrible statistic...Abortion has definitely become "safe" and "legal" - which is a good thing in my opinion.  Sadly, there is a third part which hasn't come to fruition:  "RARE."

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