Tensions between the US and North Korea are not new. In fact a drunk president Nixon almost launched a tactical nuclear strike against the North Koreans in April 1969.
On This Day – 8 December 1941
One day after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese military the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the US to declare war on Japan.
On This Day – 23 November 1859
Henry McCarty (17 Sept 1859 – 14 July 1881), better known under the pseudonyms of Billy the Kid and William H. Bonney, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. Continue reading “1859 – Billy the Kid, American criminal, born (alternative date)”
Project MKUltra was the name given to a series of illegal experiments being conducted on human subjects by the CIA.
PT 109 the torpedo motor boat commanded by Lieutenant Junior Grade John F Kennedy the future president of the United States of America was rammed by the Japanese Destroyer Amagiri.
The Marihuana tax act of 1937 placed a tax on the sale of Marijuana. The act was drafted by Harry Anslinger and introduced by Robert Doughton a North Carolina Republican. Continue reading “1937 – The Marihuana tax act is introduced”
The USS Panay incident was a Japanese attack on the American gunboat Panay while it was anchored in the Yangtze River outside Nanking, China on this day in 1937. Continue reading “1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident”
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), is the United States Supreme Court decision that resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Three days earlier, the Court had preliminarily halted the Florida recount that was occurring. Continue reading “2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local colour regionalism. Continue reading “1884 – Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published”