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Monday, March 23, 2009

History Day..........

History Day!! On this day in 1965, America's first two person spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy! Virgil, 'Gus' Grissom and John Young blasted off together on Gemini 3! (In my opinion, you had to be REALLY brave or REALLY crazy to ride a rocket! Maybe a little of both!!)

And in other historical news.....

1743, Handel's 'Messiah" had its premiere in London

1775, Patrick Henry called for America's independence from Britain, giving his memorable speech--"Give me liberty or give me death!"

1806, explorers Lewis and Clark, having reached the Pacific Ocean, turned around and started back!

1919, Mussolini started his Fascist movement in Milan, Italy. Didn't turn out so well for Benito!

1925, the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' --okay, the trial wasn't today, but the law was enacted that forbade any public school teacher from teaching anything but Creationism. A couple months later, Scopes was indicted and later convicted in the "Monkey Trial". He was fined one hundred dollars.

1942, during WWII, the US government began moving Japanese Americans from their homes to detention camps. (Amazing to think about now, isn't it??)

And that's it for me! What've you got?


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