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The Lee Resolution, Gandhi and Priscilla Presley

On June 7th in:

 

1965, the Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples;

 

1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits;

 

1776, Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress.  The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence; 

 

1892, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience; and in

 

1862, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade. 

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;

 

1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;

 

1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;

 

2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;

 

1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;

 

1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in

 

1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

 

Gandhi; Hitler

On today's date in 1969,The Beatles' last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of London's Apple Records, is broken up by police.

 

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

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