9.07.2016 Day in History

beer, drink, alcohol,Today, in the United States, people celebrate both National Acorn Squash Day, National Salami Day, and National Beer Lover’s Day, simultaneously, as well, Brazil celebrates its Independence Day; in the land which is now Israel, one thousand nine hundred forty-six years ago, Titus led a Roman army to occupy and plunder Jerusalem; eight hundred twenty-five years ahead of today, Richard I of England defeated Saladin at Arsuf, during the time of the Third Crusade; thirty-seven years later, in 1228, the Holy Roman Emperor begun the Sixth Crusade when he landed in Acre, Palestine, seeking a peaceful restoration of the Kingdom of Jerusalem; four hundred twenty-four years further forward in time, in 1652, around 15,000 Chinese Han farmers and militia rebelled against Dutch rule on Taiwan; forty-three years closer to today’s sun and air, in 1695, English pirate forces perpetrated one of the most profitable pirate raids in history when they captured the Grand Mughal ship; eighty-one years subsequent to that, in 1776, the world’s first submarine ostensibly occurred in New York Harbor; one hundred ninety-four years before the here and now, Brazil declared its independence from Portugal; one hundred fifty-nine years previous to now, Mormon settlers slaughtered most members of a peaceful, emigrant wagon train in the Mountain Meadows massacre; three years past that moment in time, in 1860, Giusseppe Garibaldi entered Naples on his way to helping achieve Italian unification; sixteen years hence, in 1876, Jesse James and the James Younger Gang attempted to rob the town’s bank but were driven off by armed citizens; one hundred thirty-five years before today, the iconic poet Sidney Lanier left our world; eleven years still more toward now, in 1892, the poet and activist John Greenleaf Whittier wrote his final verse; four years later, in 1896, across the Atlantic in Germany, a talented doctor completed the first successful heart surgery on a stab victim; four years later, in 1900, the baby boy destined to become Taylor Caldwell first opened his eyes; one hundred fifteen years prior to the present pass, the Boxer Protocol ends the Boxer Rebellion in China; eight years subsequent to that moment, in 1909, the baby boy first cried out on his way to becoming the great Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Elia Kazan; two years down the pike from that, in 1911, the iconic poet Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre; a half decade beyond that juncture, in 1916, U.S. Federal employees won the right to Workers’ compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act; one year short of nine decades back, in a triumphant moment for mass media and technology, inventors managed to create the first fully electronic television system; nine years yet later on, in 1936, in another moment marking a boon for mass media and culture, the baby boy who would become Buddy Holly was born; four years further in the direction of today, in 1940, the German Luftwaffe begun the blitz that bombed London and other important British cities over 50 times; thirteen years still later, in 1953, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union elected Nikika Khruschev as their first secretary; a year short of a decade thereafter, the Danish memoirist and short story writer Karen Blixen breathed her last; three years afterward, in 1965, China announced that it would reinforce its troops on the Indian border, a circumstance that points to ongoing tension in the area; a half decade after that, in 1970, fighting between Arab guerrillas and government forces begin in Amman, Jordan; seven years beyond that juncture, in 1977, the United States and Panama sign a treaty that sealed the fate of the Panama Canal; two years past that, in 1979, the Chrysler Corporation asked the United States government for $1.5 billion so as to avoid bankrupcy; thirty years ago, Desmond Tutu became the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa; thirteen years back, back across the ocean in America, the iconic rocker Warren Zevon succumbed to cancer; five years later, in 2008, in a preamble to the worldwide financial meltdown, the US government took over the two largest mortgage financing companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; four years beyond that point in time, in 2012, Canada officially cut off diplomatic ties with Iran.