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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

So isn't THIS the real Independence Day?

January 20 in history

1783 – "The Kingdom of Great Britain signs a peace treaty with France and Spain, officially ending hostilities in the American Revolutionary War."

So isn't THIS the real Independence Day?

1877 – "Last day of the Constantinople Conference which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans."

Good thing it happened. The place could have become a mess.

1887 – The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

But Americans are not like Europeans. It's not like we'll colonize the place!

Notable quote

"Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair." - George Burns (January 20, 1896 - March 9, 1996) 

Song of the Day

Happy Birthday to Eric Stewart! I love the sonic atmosphere...

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