Friday, June 15, 2018

June 16

1487 - The Battle of Stoke Field ended the English Civil War - better known as the War of the Roses.

This battle is often overlooked in the English civil war, but it was the last real challenge presented by the Yorkists to Henry VII...Needless to say, Henry won the battle, and soon founded the Tudor Dynasty.

It's also interesting to note Henry's opponent was a 10-year old pretender to the throne.

1858 - "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln, Senate candidate, made this statement in a speech saying the slavery issue had to be resolved.

Lincoln said what he meant, and meant what he said...Unfortunately, the South was willing to do what they had to do in order continue slavery.

Even more sad, current-day America is as much of a 'divided house' as it was prior to the Civil War...Slavery isn't the current issue - class warfare and cultural are.

Not surprisingly, the Democrats are/were on the sick side in these battles.

1977 - Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev was named President, becoming the first person to hold both posts simultaneously.

Woopty-doo!! He held nice titles, but had nowhere near as much power as Lenin,
Stalin or Khrushchev.

1994 - Jimmy Carter, on a private visit to North Korea, reported the Communist nation's leaders were eager to resume talks with the United States on resolving disputes about Pyongyang's nuclear program and improving relations.

Check out this moron. Jimmy was a failure as president, and has continued this legacy as a former-president...Building houses for the poor doesn’t change this fact.

It’s nice to know Dr. Ill agreed to play nice though...And kept his promise. Riiiiiiight.

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