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The Politics Thread Looks Back

As mentioned in our debut thread last week, one of the things I enjoy about the PT thread is that each day has its own personality and the weekends provide for some solid education. With the Tuesday PT thread, I’m looking to do it more as a bit of a look back in time each week because, well, the news moves hard and fast and sometimes what we post in the morning isn’t even a blip by the time the afternoon or evening crowd comes on. And it’s important to remember parts of the past as they echo and shape the future.

Our earliest entry is in 138 when Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor

In 1570, Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England for heresy and persecution of English Catholics during her reign. Also absolves her subjects from allegiance to the crown.

In 1751, the 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)

1793 saw the first US cabinet meeting held, which occurred in George Washington’s home.

1799 saw US Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation

1804 had its own interesting time in politics with Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

In 1862, Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to print newly issued US paper currency, the United States Notes

Amendment time! In 1913, The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax

Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship back in 1932.

The end of an era in 1982 as the final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs

And in recent history, 2014 saw hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea’s independence.

We got birthdays, too! If today is your birthday, you share it with Zeppo Marx back in 1901, Anthony Burgess (1917), Sun Myugun Moon (1920), Sally Jessy Raphael (1935), George Harrison (1943), Ric Flair (1949), Tea Leoni (1966), and Jameela Jamil (1986).

Be excellent to each other and remember that the McSquirrell rule is always in effect! And if it gets problematic out there, grab ahold of a mod at avocadomods@gmail.com.