Thursday, January 24, 2008

Today in History: January 24

  • 41 Caligula (Gaius Caesar) assassinated by his guards.
  • 1679 King Charles II disbands Parliament.
  • 1848 James Marshall discovers gold while building sawmill John Sutter at Coloma, California.
  • 1916 The Supreme Court decides that federal income tax is constitutional.
  • 1950 Raytheon employee Percy Spencer receives patent for the microwave oven.
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1 comment:

  1. Income Tax Documents Missing From National Archives

    The Sandy Berger Syndrome strikes again!

    "Now, A Cover-up"

    Ooo... Intrigue!

    "Last month, representatives of WTP went to the National Archives to pull the correspondence of the Office of Chief Counsel for the Treasury Department and for 1913 through 1917".

    "The index of records showed the records were available for 1903 through 1912 and for 1918 and after. However, the index contained the statement “No Longer Available,” for the years 1913 through 1917".


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