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Wednesday Open Thread

On this date in 1789, George Washington took the first oath of office of a President of the United States under the current Constitution in New York City. It has been downhill ever since.

Tuesday Open Thread

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East was convened at Ichigaya Court on this date in 1946.

Monday Open Thread

On this date in 1952 the U.S. occupation of Japan officially ended.

Sunday Open Thread

On this date in 1865 the steamboat SS Sultana exploded killing an estimated 1800 of her 2400 passengers. Most of the dead were Union prisoners headed home (see yesterday’s post on the Confederate prison) after being released.

Saturday Open Thread

Guernica by Pablo Picasso

The Basque city of Guernica was bombed by the Luftwaffe on this date in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War

Friday Open Thread

The USS Maine

On this date in 1898, the U.S. declared war on Spain

Thursday Open Thread

On this date on 1800, the Library of Congress was formed.

Wednesday Open Thread

On this date in 1985, the Coca Cola. Company unleashed “New Coke” on the world to near universal condemnation.

Tuesday Open Thread

Easter Open Thread

The Resurrection of Christ by Rembrandt van Rijn