THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

September 7

1901 - The Boxer Rebellion, an attempt in China to drive out all foreigners, ended with the signing of the Peking Protocol.

China agreed to pay an indemnity to the European powers, lower tariffs on imports, and accept a strengthening of European protection of its representatives and interests...In other words, the Chinese agreed to continue taking it in the shorts from the European powers and Japan.
 
I have no doubt there will be a period of payback in the future.


1502 - Amerigo Vespucci returned from the New World to Lisbon, Portugal.

I love the name America, but it’s a shame Columbus wasn’t properly recognized.

By the way, the New World was originally named ‘Americus' until the map-makers decided to follow Europe’s lead and gave the new land a female name.


1714 - The Treaty of Baden was signed between the Holy Roman Empire and France, ending the War of Spanish Succession.

Like many European treaties, this one did little more than set the board for the next war...It did a little more than others, though, because it gave Alsace to France. A territory which the French and Germans fought over till the end of World War II.


As usual, the only real winner in this scrap was Great Britain.

1812 - The Battle at Borodino.

Napoleon showed his brilliance, but Borodino was a battle he couldn’t afford to fight, even though he won...It was a Phyrric victory which cost him in the end, and hastened his retreat from Russian.


1813 - The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname 'Uncle Sam' occurred in the Troy Post.

Unfortunately, too many Americans actually think of the U.S. as their family...But not as an uncle - as their mommy and daddy.


1888 - An incubator was used for the first time on a premature infant when Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator. She weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces.

This is a fantastic use of medical technology, and it’s impossible to count how many lives have been saved by such devices.


1940 - Nazi Germany began its initial 'blitz' on London:  WWII.

The Blitz was a strategic bombing campaign against London, as part of the overall Battle of Britain...It lasted in earnest for 57 continuous nights, but continued in part through 1945.


1977 - The Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Act, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, was signed.

Thanks a lot President Carter...The world was much safer with the U.S. controlling the Canal, rather than China. Which is where it is headed.


1979 - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut.

At the time, this was Heaven on Earth for sports-freaks like myself...Unfortunately, it's become much less entertaining as time goes on.


1993 - Dr. Joycelyn Elders was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Surgeon General.

HOW IN THE HELL DID WE HAVE A U.S. SURGEON GENERAL WHO WAS FRIENDLY TOWARD PEDOPHILIA? This is repulsive, but perfectly in line with the degeneracy of the Clinton Administration.

Don’t believe me? Go see for yourself:
Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex. (Foreword by Dr. Joycelyn Elders).

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