On this day in history
Today will go down in history as a day of grief for some and elation for others.
This is a bit of a variation from my usual blog posts, read the last entry of happenings on this date and it will sum it up nicely I believe.
1881 William H. Bonney Jr., alias Billy the Kid, was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett. He was 21 years old.
1882 The body of the legendary outlaw Johnny Ringo was found dead in Turkey Creek Canyon outside of Tombstone
1911 Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
1933 All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1946 Dr. Benjamin Spock’s, The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, was first published.
1965 The American space probe, Mariner 4, flew by Mars and sent back photographs of the planet.
1966 Eight student nurses were murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory.
1968 Hank Aaron, while with the Atlanta Braves, hit his 500th career home run.
1981 The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball player’s strike. The game was held on August 9.
1998 Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.
2001 Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that China had been awarded the games
2015 The world paid off the nation of Iran to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions
The Obama administration, and other world powers bought off the Iranian government.
Does anyone even remotely believe that this relief from international sanctions will stop the Iranians from continuing their nuclear programs or their desire to build or otherwise obtain nuclear weapons?
Yeah, me either…