Category Archives: Today in History

January 20

And on this date, in one year, we will have a new preznint. And on this date, 35 years ago, Ronald Wilson Reagan (“the greatest president of the last half of the last century, maybe the greatest president, ever,” slurred … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago in MPS*…

I just realized that January 4th marked the beginning of the 10th year of Mock, Paper, Scissors! And I realized that I am a bad blogger for not remembering that and writing a self-congratulatory post about it. Until now, that … Continue reading

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Today In History

70 years ago today, the United States used an atomic weapon on civilians in Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths. Yahoo News has a reprint of the AP story up, with archival pictures. I remember in the ’80s when … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today in Wingnuttian History…

…was Operation American Spring, you know, when 10 Million Patriots were going to March on the Capitol and overthrow the government of the Kenyan Usurper. Don’t worry that you forgot to celebrate it.

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Today in History

Twenty years ago today, Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. To this day, Wingnuttia has a hard time calling it right-wing domestic terrorism. Both Sides Don’t

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Today In History

LBJ’s 1965 State of the Union Address with the Great Society: …We worked for two centuries to climb this peak of prosperity. But we are only at the beginning of the road to the Great Society. Ahead now is a … Continue reading

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Today In History!

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Patrick)

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On this day in history…

…segregation in the form of Separate But Equal was upheld by the US Supreme Court in 1896 with the decision of Plessy v. Ferguson. This decision stayed unaltered until the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Just … Continue reading

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On this day in history…

…The 18th Amendment was repealed. We here at MPS salute the return to sanity and advise everyone to learn from history rather than repeat it.

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Falling into History

[Ed: This is from the SF Chronicle from 2006, which seems like a lifetime ago; It was written by Neva Chonin, who has long since gone from there. I still think this essay remains the best writing about September 11 … Continue reading

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