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

Monday, September 16, 2002

Today in history.

1787 – US Constitution is signed.
1796 – President George Washington delivers his farewell address to the American people. He had been president since 1789.
1931 – The first long-playing record to rotate at 33-1/3 rpm demonstrated by the RCA Victor company at the Savoy Plaza Hotel, New York.
1964 – United States discloses development of two weapons systems capable of intercepting and destroying armed satellites circling the earth.
1970 – Open warfare erupts in Jordan between King Hussein's army and Palestinian guerrillas, precipitating world crisis.
1978 – Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign an agreement for Middle East peace at Camp David, United States.
1994 – Suspected Islamic militants ambush a car convoy in southern Egypt, shooting dead four policemen and a UNICEF employee.
1996 – US President Bill Clinton dispatches 3500 Army soldiers to Kuwait and warns Iraq of new attacks should it threaten neighbour countries or US forces.

< email | 9/16/2002 04:25:00 PM | link

<< Designed by Ryon

Western Civilization and Democracy Net Ring

The Western Civilization and Democracy Net Ring celebrates Western civilization and its universal values of individual freedom, political democracy and equal rights for all. All sites promoting human rights and democracy are welcome.

[Prev Site] [Stats] [Random] [Next 5 Sites] [List Sites] [Next Site]