LESCHI, A NISQUALLY AMERICAN INDIAN
February 19, 0 - USA
Feb 19, Leschi, a Nisqually American Indian leader from the Puget Sound region, was hanged a mile east of Fort Steilacoom. On June 10, 1857, he had been convicted of the murder of Abrams Moses, and was sentenced to hang. Appeals to the Supreme Court delayed the initial hanging. In 2004 seven judges at a Historical Court of Inquiry and Justice unanimously decided that regardless of who shot Moses, â€œThe killing was a legitimate act of war, immune from prosecution.â€ Consequently, Leschi was declared â€œexoneratedâ€ of Abrams Mosesâ€™ murder. In 2011 Richard Kluger authored â€œThe Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America.â€
TODAY IN HISTORY
February 19, 0 - USA
1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box.
1965 - Rod Stewart and his group The Soul Agents played their first major gig at a club in the London Borough of Harrow.
1985 - Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company.
by Martin Luther King Jr
"...Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that...."
The Real Differences
by William J. Clinton on Dec 31, 1969
"..."The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists."..."
about Facts about Drugs
Facts about drugs can protect against drug abuse. Legal drugs, such as alcohol and tobacco, kill more people than illegal drugs. Tobacco (smoking cigarettes) kills more people than any other drug. Illegal drugs including heroin, cannabis, ecstasy and amphetamines can have unknown or dangerous ingredients. Mixing drugs, especially with alcohol, can be fatal.
The Earth is the only place
about Earth Day
The Earth is the only place in the entire Universe where we know that life exists. But that won'at be true forever. To us, our Earth seems huge, solid, tailor-made for us, and permanent. But that is just one perspective, born of living on its surface. From a different perspective, none of those things is true. Seen from space, it looks much less unbreakable. Seen from deep space, it shrinks to nothing more than a dot, barely visible in the reflected light of the Sun. From another star, even seeing our planet at all would be a colossal task. We are, after a monumental effort spanning decades, only just now finding other planets orbiting other stars. Are any like Earth? Almost certainly, and in fact there may be billions of planets like ours orbiting alien stars. But while they are like ours, they arena't ours. As with any individual, our world is unique, and precious, and wonderful. Leta's keep it that way.
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