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May 23, 2004

An interesting day in history...

1533 King Henry VIII declares marriage to Catherine of Aragon null &
void. Ended up founding his own church, too. The Church of England, Well, the Anglican Church, really. Catholic Light, 1/3rd the guilt, More fulfilling!

1618 The Defenestration of Prague sets off the Thirty Years War. Toss a few politicians out a window into a dung heap, not hurting them, and start a war that lasts 30 years. And the Dems think we're over-reacting to 9/11? Oh, wait - these people weren't democrat politicians, so only a police response is appropriate. Before the commenters weigh in - I'm still in favor of the Iraq war and do not believe we should have limited ourselves to Afghanistan. And that doesn't mean I support the torture crap either.

1775 Patrick Henry says "Give me Liberty or give me death!"

1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police force established - Happy Birthday to the Mounties!

1958 Mao Tse tung starts "the Great Leap Forward" in China, millions
. Just like just about any well-run communist dictatorship of the proletariat... millions die. But lefties don't give a flying flip. Because they 'meant well' so it's okay. They had good motivations. And its all Bush's fault, anyway. Boy, I'm grumpy this morning. Gotta quit reading the news, I guess.

1960 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina. I don't remember people squawking when they hung this mass-murderer, though.

Hat tip: Strategy Page

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