The Almanac

December 11, 1981: The Salvadoran Army Murders More Than 800 Civilians in El Mozote

December 11, 1981: The Salvadoran Army Murders More Than 800 Civilians in El Mozote December 11, 1981: The Salvadoran Army Murders More Than 800 Civilians in El Mozote

“President Reagan certified to Congress that the government of El Salvador was making ‘a concerted and significant effort’ to respect human rights.”

Dec 11, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 10, 1905: President Theodore Roosevelt Is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 1905: President Theodore Roosevelt Is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 1905: President Theodore Roosevelt Is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

“The prize will, we trust, modify his own conventional ideas about the necessity of being armed to the teeth.”

Dec 10, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 9, 1958: The John Birch Society Is Founded

December 9, 1958: The John Birch Society Is Founded December 9, 1958: The John Birch Society Is Founded

“Together with other ‘know nothing’ organizations scattered through the country, it represents a basic, continuing phenomenon in American society.”

Dec 9, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 8, 1980: John Lennon Is Assassinated

December 8, 1980: John Lennon Is Assassinated December 8, 1980: John Lennon Is Assassinated

“Lennon opened up rock-and-roll to politics, and in an innocent, impulsive way, he worked for peace.”

Dec 8, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 7, 1941: Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941: Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941: Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

“This is really world war, and in my humble opinion it was unavoidable and is better fought now when we still have allies left.”

Dec 7, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 6, 1865: The 13th Amendment, Prohibiting Slavery, Is Ratified

December 6, 1865: The 13th Amendment, Prohibiting Slavery, Is Ratified December 6, 1865: The 13th Amendment, Prohibiting Slavery, Is Ratified

“In our country the bitter fruits of national injustice and oppression were apparent at an early day.”

Dec 6, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends

December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends

“We shall continue to fight for rigid control and for the reeducation of the country in the direction of temperance.”

Dec 5, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 4, 1975: Hannah Arendt Dies

December 4, 1975: Hannah Arendt Dies December 4, 1975: Hannah Arendt Dies

“Man is basically alone with his ‘revolt’ and ‘clairvoyance,’ that is, with his reasoning.”

Dec 4, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 3, 1964: Mass Arrests of Students at the University of California, Berkeley

December 3, 1964: Mass Arrests of Students at the University of California, Berkeley December 3, 1964: Mass Arrests of Students at the University of California, Berkeley

“One conscientious reporter counted the marble steps as he followed a girl whose head jarred sickeningly as she was dragged down.”

Dec 3, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

December 2, 2001: Enron Files for Bankruptcy

December 2, 2001: Enron Files for Bankruptcy December 2, 2001: Enron Files for Bankruptcy

“Nobody ever said capitalism was pretty.”

Dec 2, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

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