In 1942, the Reichstag passed a law giving Hitler power of life and death over every citizen, effectively extending the provisions of the Enabling Act for the duration of the war. Hence, countless millions of Germans and citizens of the world would perish simply for the venal cowardice displayed by Hitler’s sycophants and those too weak to stand against him in 1933.
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On this day in 1988, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s judgment for Reverend Jerry Falwell against publisher Larry Flynt, noting the First Amendment protects publishers’ free speech and press rights from such claims made by public figures regarding materials that are clearly labeled or intended as parodies. The celebrated Court decision pitted two […]
On this day in 1804, the Napoleonic Code is brought into force in France and her possessions. It was the first consistent set of codes concerning criminal and commercial law, property, the family, colonial affairs, and individual rights, given like a gift by Napoleon to his people living in the post-revolutionary era. In replacing a […]
On this day in 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom is formally commenced against Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist government. The initial invasion involved 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq after significant aerial bombing.The invasion phase consisted primarily of a […]
On this day in 1956, the Minneapolis Lakers crush the St. Louis Hawks 133-75 in the NBA Western Division Semifinals, marking up the biggest margin of victory to date in league history; the Hawks would take game three, only to lose the Division title to the Fort Wayne Pistons. Offering no competition that year were […]
On this day as generally accepted by scholars and denizens alike, St. Patrick, savior of Ireland, passes away near modern Downpatrick (Dun Pa’draig), County Down at the age of 120. Much of what is known of Patrick’s legendary life is contained in the Confession, an account written by the Saint himself during his last years. […]