Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Some interesting things have happened on this day. Besides the obvious.

1571 – France's King Charles IX and Huguenot leader Admiral Cologny reconcile; Turkish fleet attacks shipping in Adriatic Sea, and John of Austria assembles fleet to oppose them.
1609 – English explorer Henry Hudson sails into the New York river that now bears his name.
1683 – John III Sobieski of Poland and Charles of Lorraine raise the Turkish siege of Vienna, marking the end of Turkish domination in eastern Europe.
1940 – Four teenagers follow their dog when it disappears down a hole near Lascaux, France, and discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as the Lascaux Cave Paintings.
1944 – First US troops reach German soil in World War II.
1970 – Palestinian guerrillas blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan
1996 – Taliban rebels consolidate their hold on the strategic eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
1997 – Six Lebanese soldiers and one civilian are killed when Israel launches rockets at Lebanese army positions in south Lebanon.

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