Saturday, September 25, 2010
July 23rd in History
At some points this led to Muslim conquest as far east as parts of Italy and Sicily. It was an important factor in the subsequent launch off the many crusades. (You didn't think the crusades just started for no reason did you?) These events directly influenced the modern status quo, and for that reason deserve to be better known and better understood. Above is a depiction of a naval battle.
1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA. Actually, the first lesson proved interesting: A student was suspended from a pole on a rope while “learning the use of his limbs.” Famous people who were former students: John Quincy Adams, James Audubon.
1929 – The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
1936 – In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of socialist and communist parties, and becomes a party to one side of the Spanish Civil War against the Spanish Fascists, the Falange. Pablo Picasso, himself a Spaniard, was inspired by these events of this conflict to produce what is generally considered his finest and most famous works, Guernica.
1942 The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp is opened. Treblinka I was a forced labor camp; Treblinka II was an extermination camp.
1967 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city (43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned).
1968 Glenville Shootout: In Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins that lasted for five days.
1972 The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
1992 A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples. Ratzinger subsequently became the current pope, Benedict XVI.
In Alaska BP America has agreed to pay an additional $20 million in Back taxes to the state of Alaska , this is on top of an earlier settlement to the state in 1993 of $650 million.
Which is interesting, as they apparently also had to pay $379 million in back taxes to Alaska for 2000-2002.
It puts the escrow fund amounts into an interesting perspective.
1997 Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chip maker Intel.
2003 The Massachusetts attorney general report claims clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese possibly sexually abused more than 1,000 children over sixty years.