Today in 1940 – The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union. They remain enslaved for fifty years.
Today in 1963 – The United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer in public schools because kids should get every opportunity in the world to grow up into amoral heathens who live according to the tenets of ‘if I think it’s right, it’s right.’
Today in 1971 – President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs. It’s every bit as successful as Lyin’ Bastard Johnson’s War on Poverty.