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February 25, 2005

February the Twenty-fifth

This day in history:

2/25/1497 - Italian troops reconquer Taranto

I'm guessing this was before he started doing the Best of the Web.

2/25/1836 - Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
2/25/1859 - First use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence

Any connection there?

2/25/1862 - Congress establishes the US Bureau of Engraving & Printing
2/25/1862 - Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln
2/25/1863 - Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency
2/25/1913 - 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax

Hmm, definitely seems to be a connection, there.

2/25/1919 - League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
2/25/1932 - Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

Just goes to show that the best designed system can be fouled up by one loose nut.

2/25/1982 - Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs

Way, waay past due I might add.

2/25/1870 - Hiram Revels, Mississippi, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Senator)
2/25/1987 - US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action

One grand step forward...117 years later, one giant step back. Intelligent, well-qualified Black Americans are still burdened with the unfair label of “token” just because Liberals are too racist to think Back people can't succeed without the help of some white person somewhere.

2/25/1989 - Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
2/25/1990 - Nicaraguans vote out Sandinistas

Bad move in Dallas...smart move in Nicaragua.

2/25/1994 - Dr. Baruch Kappel Goldstein, a Kahanist born in Brooklyn, New York who served as a physician in the Israeli Defense Force, then as a private physician in the Kiryat Arba settlement entered the Cave of the Patriarchs, a site in Hebron holy to both Muslims and Jews and shot to death 29 Muslims during their Friday prayers. After being subdued with a fire extinguisher, Goldstein was beaten to death by survivors. Goldstein left behind a widow and 4 children. Rioting immediately following the massacre led to the deaths of another 26 Palestinians and 2 Israelis.

Moslems and Liberal Israelis still use Goldstein's acts to condemn Israel's defense against Palestinian terrorism, in spite of the fact that his actions were immediately condemned by the Israeli government, and the Israeli populace in general. Representatives from all the organized denominations of Judaism denounced his act as immoral and as terrorism.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 25, 2005 09:13 AM

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