Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 11

1509 - Henry VIII, King of England, married Catherine of Aragon.

This was supposed to be a grand union of the Tudor and Hapsburg families, but was doomed to fail. 

Never forget Catherine was Emperor Charles V’s aunt, which tied her to the Spanish throne and Holy Roman Empire, as well as the Papacy.

Henry made a huge miscalculation marrying Catherine, and then an even bigger leap divorcing her...Thankfully for English history, Charles had too many other problems (namely the German princes and soon Marin Luther) and enemies (France and the Ottomans) to go after England.

1184 B.C. (Traditional Date, according to Eratosthenes) - The Fall of Troy.

Long thought to be legend, the city of Troy is coming to life near modern-day Istanbul, Turkey - ancient Byzantium/Constantinople.

Who cares if this date is legendary, the story is great and much of its history is proving to be just that: Historical...Read more about
Ancient Troy.

1934 - The Geneva Disarmament Conference failed.

How shocking!! Not...No one was in the mood to give up their toys (per normal), and Hitler was just starting to feel his way through his weakling European peers.

1942 - The U.S. and USSR signed the Lend-Lease Agreement:  WWII.

In times of war you make strange bedfellows...Uncle Joe was in no way a 'good guy', but Der Fuhrer was definitely the worse of the two.

1947 - U.S. WWII sugar rationing finally ended.

Again, can you imagine the furor of the ACLU if we had to do rationing today?...NO WAY!! WE CANNOT INFRINGE ON OUR RIGHT TO SUGAR DURING A TIME OF WAR!!

1963 - George Wallace backed down at the Alabama 'schoolhouse door.'

”In Birmingham they love the governor.” – ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, Lynard Skynard.

Governor Cracker was a Democrat, right?? Ya, I thought so.

1979 - Actor John Wayne died.

I don’t note many deaths, especially not for Hollywood actors, but the country lost a lot when it lost The Duke...At this time there are very few 'manly' actors, and most male roles are played by metrosexual femboys.

1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down an anti-flag burning law passed by Congress in 1989, re-igniting calls for a constitutional amendment.

The Liberal Mantra: “Freedom without limits.”

Of course, you can’t say prayer in school, or wear a shirt saying 'Homos Suck' (pun intended), etc...So their real mantra is: "Freedom to do degenerate Liberal shit without limits."

1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled people who commit 'hate crimes' motivated by bigotry may be sentenced to extra punishment.

This is so ridiculous...Why is it if a white man kills a black man the life lost is worth more than if the white man killed another white man???

I thought we were supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.

That said, does the same principle apply when a black person kills a white one?  Nah!

2001 - Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.

Good riddance to dead 'enemies within'...Especially those we actually get to execute.

2001 - Kyllo v. U.S:  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled police violate the Constitution if they use a heat-sensing device to peer inside a home without a search warrant.

Someday a small, but deadly, nuke will be stored in a home and we won’t be able to tell because of idiocy like this...But we won't be disturbing the 'rights' of those with the nuke, so it's all good.

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