Watercooler 3/8 Open Thread: A Brief Look Back

#NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got a short trip own Memory Lane in store…


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 3/5: Boston Massacre, 1770; Colt patents revolver, 1836; FDR orders “bank holiday,” 1933
  • Monday, 3/6: Missouri Compromise, 1820; Alamo falls, 1836; Rosenberg trial begins, 1951
  • Tuesday, 3/7: Webster’s “Seventh of March” speech, 1850; Bell granted telephone patent, 1876; bridge at Remagen seized, 1945
  • Wednesday, 3/8: New York Stoc Exchange founded, 1817; Battle of Hampton Roads, 1862; “Evil Empire” speech, 1983
  • Thursday, 3/9: SCOTUS rules in favor of Amistad slave revolt, 1841; Pancho Villa raids Columbus, NM, 1916; Barbie debuts, 1959
  • Friday, 3/10: Formal ceremony to transfer Louisiana Purchase, 1804; Senate ratifies Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo, 1848
  • Saturday, 3/11: Bureau of Indian Affairs created, 1824; first case in Spanish Flu pandemic, 1918; Lend-Lease Act signed, 1941

Today’s Birthdays: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841; rollercoaster pioneer LaMarcus Thompson, 1848; “Gilligan’s Island” Skipper Alan Hale, Jr., 1921.

Holidays Around the World: It’s Decoration Day in Liberia.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

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Quote of the Day

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.–Laurence J. Peter

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that you’ve had a chance to take a break, grab a drink and catch your breath, you’re invited to share your own juicy gossip in the Comments Thread.

#NoQuarter #TheParty’sOver

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