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What Happened – December 8

It was shortly after noon on this day in 1941 when Pres Franklin D Roosevelt went before Congress and asked for a declaration of war.  The President’s 10-minute speech, which started out by stating “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 28

It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode Pres. Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act into law. The law, which was permitted by the passage of the 18th Amendment, outlawed most alcohol and liquor. The “Great Experiment” resulted in an increase of organized … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 2

It was on this day that the British Parliament passed the “Quartering Act of 1774.” This act applied to all the colonies in America, and required citizens to provide housing for soldiers. The law was similar to another Quartering Act that had been expired seven years … Continue reading

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