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Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 29

1804  Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Corps of Discovery found guilty by court-martial for getting drunk on duty. Pvt. Collins received 100 lashes on his back.  Pvt Hall received 50.  They were less than one month out on their journey across the western portion of the continent at the time.

1857  Nate Champion, a central figure in the Johnson County War, and one of the first victims of the invasion, was born in Texas.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1916   The threat of war recedes. June 29, 1916

By June 29, the imminent threat of war was passing.

Note the action by an Austrian submarine. We don't often think of Austria in this context during the Great War.

The easing of the crisis hadn't caught up with the Douglas Budget yet, but it did note that Theodore Roosevelt had declared his political career over, and in sort of a sad way.

I have to say that I find A. R. Merrit's advertisements creepy.  Today, you'll note that they were also inaccurate.  We hadn't declared war on Mexico.  Merritt was jumping the gun.

1923 The Klu Klux Klan marched in Glenrock. This seems like an extremely surprising item today, but the early 1920s were the high water mark of the KKK, which had been revived following the success of D. W. Griffith's film, Birth of a Nation, which took a very Confederate view of the Civil War and reconstruction, and which would be regarded as racist today.  The KKK, and other racist and nativist organizations, were surprisingly present in some Western states at this time.  The KKK and similar groups were never strong in Wyoming.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1945  President Truman approves plans for the invasion of Japan.

1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last concert on the last day of the Denver Pop Festival.  After this, Hendrix would play with The Band of Gypsies, whom he felt more kinship with, being composed of personal musical fellows with a similar blues background. Attribution:  On This Day.

2007  Apple Inc. releases their first phone, the iPhone.

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