Open Thread – June 12, 2012

What are you thinking about today?

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8 Responses to Open Thread – June 12, 2012

  1. chopper says:

    on June 12th:
    1665 – England installed a municipal government in New York. It was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
    1812 – Napoleon's invasion of Russia began.
    1849 – The gas mask was patented by L.P. Haslett.
    1897 – Carl Elsener patented his penknife. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife.
    1899 – In New Richmond, WI, 117 people died when a tornado struck.
    1918 – The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurred on World War I's Western Front in France.
    1921 – U.S. President Warren Harding urged every young man to attend military training camp.
    1935 – U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana made the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words.
    1937 – The Soviet Union executed eight army leaders under Joseph Stalin.
    1939 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. This was exactly one hundred years to the day on which the game was invented by Abner Doubleday.
    1941 – In London, the Inter-Allied Declaration was signed. It was the first step towards the establishment of the United Nations.
    1948 – Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf classic.
    1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.
    1967 – State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    1987- Speaking in West Berlin, President Ronald Reagan implored Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
    1994- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.
    1997 – The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a new $50 bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant.
    2000- Saudi Arabia and Yemen signed a treaty that delimited the previously undefined border between the two nations.

    • Billyb9 says:

      "1935 – U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana made the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words."

      So Senator Long made a long,LONG speech. And some how in 15 1/2 hours he still didn't expel any more hot air than the average Democat senator does in 15 minutes today

      • DB523 says:

        Naaah Billyb… I was going to say Long is to Democrats what Secretariat is to the Triple Crown… they just don't make 'em the way the used to… but I do not wish to sully Secretariat with that comparison… so I won't…

        (snort, very progressive of me hunh? We are learning…)

  2. chopper says:

    Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings, after 45 years in the National Hockey League, they finally get to raise the Stanley Cup.

    Nice job.

    • DB523 says:

      Morning chopper. Please to see you survived the zoo and returned to us.

      WOW chopper…either some one hit your down thumb in error… or you have your very own troll!!!

      Congratulations…a -zero- for a history list…amazing. I did not thumb you up to one on principle….I think your zero is a badge of honor.

  3. Markg55 says:

    Holder Refuses to Provide Testimony on Kagan’s Involvement in Obamacare. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/holder-refuses-pr...

    • Deusexmachina says:

      Well, he's got two choices and they are obfuscate or lie….

      and the first one seems to be working pretty well…