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May 13, 2004

Interesting day in history.


1110 Crusaders capture Beirut amid great slaughter - Some of you are thinking this way right now.

1846 US declares war on Mexico, two months after fighting begins. Oops.

1940 Churchill promises "blood, toil, tears, and sweat."

1943 Axis troops in Tunisia, North Africa, surrender.

1946 US sentences 58 Mauthausen concentration camp guards to death - some on the left would do this to Rumsfeld over Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo - they ARE the same thing, right?

1981 Pope John Paul II wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square

1985 Philadelphia police bomb a house held by group "Move", 11 die.

Yep. Busy day.