Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy birthday, April 30th!

April 30 is a huge date in the history of the the United States. On this date in history:

Former General George Washington was sworn into office (1789).

Adolph Hitler commited suicide in Berlin as Patton and Montgomery's armies closed in on him.

The Vietnam War officially ended, or, as Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger claimed, we achieved "Peace With Honor."

I missed the first event by about 166 years, I missed the second by eight years, and I was around for the third.  I still remember those images of Saigon on that day, where everyone was trying to bug out by any possible means.

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