Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History is Being Made Today

Up until today, every president has been white, a George started the streak, and a George was the last in the streak.

Today, you have a few options. Say hello to Obama, say goodbye to Bush, or stay warm....

If you do go to the Inauguration, please, for the love of god, don't go on the Metros!!! The Metro system, on a perfect day, can carry around 800 thousand people. That's with all the stations open, and the cars running perfectly. About half a dozen stations are closed, and cars are already in disrepair, and we're exxpecting 2 million people to come....

If you do go, however, keep an eye in the Canadian embassy, they have a perfect view of the capital...

Time line of important days in the U.S.'s History:

July 4, 1776: The country was born.

April 30, 1789: George Washington was sworn in.

March 4, 1829: Andrew Jackson, the only president to eliminate the National Debt was sworn in.

April 12, 1861: The Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter

April 9, 1865: The Confederacy Surrendered.

April 15, 1865: Lincoln was assassinated.

September 14, 1901: McKinley was assassinated.

June 28, 1914: Arch Duke Ferdinand was assassinated.

June 28, 1919: The peace treaty was signed.

October 24-29, 1929: The stock market crashed.

December 7, 1941: The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

August 6, 1945: The Enola Gay dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima.

January 20, 1961: John F. Kennedy was sworn in.

November 22, 1963: John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin walked on the moon.

June 17, 1972: Nixon's men broke into Democrat offices at the Watergate hotel.

December 21, 1989: The Berlin wall come down,the Soviet Union dissolved.

September 11, 2001: The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon took place. The United States launched it's war on terror.

January 20, 2009: President Bush leaves, and Obama is sworn in, as the first African American President.


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