Modern day democrats try their fucking best to make their past either disappear or get whitewashed. But history has a way of always letting people know what really happened. Like this event:
Born July 24, 1961 d. 1981
American lynching victim. He was one of the last recorded lynching victims in the United States. Members of the KKK beat and kill the 19-year-old African-American and hanged his body from a tree. He was the random victim of a retaliation killing by KKK members for the mistrial declared in the trial of a black man charged with killing a policeman in Birmingham, Alabama while committing a robbery. Frustrated at the outcome, KKK members burned a three-foot cross on the Mobile, Alabama County courthouse lawn. They then went in search of a black victim. They kidnapped Michael Donald at random. When he tried to escape, they beat him, strangled him with a rope, and slit his throat. They then hanged his body from a tree across from a house owned by Klan leader Bennie Jack Hays, father of one of the attackers Henry Hays. Henry Hays was executed in 1997 for the crime. It was the only execution of a KKK member during the 20th century for the murder of an African American. James Knowles testified against Hays and was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Knowles claimed the slaying was done “to show Klan strength in Alabama.” Benjamin Franklin Cox, Jr. was also convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Donald’s mother brought a wrongful death suit in 1984 against the United Klans of America. In 1987 the Klan was found civilly liable by an all-white jury and sentenced to damages of $7 million, bankrupting the United Klans of America. The United Klans was the same group that had beaten the Freedom Riders in 1961, murdered civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo in 1965, and bombed Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963.
Prevented Thalidomide Disaster in U.S.
Born July 24, 1914 d. 2015
Canadian-born American pharmacologist. While working for the FDA, she prevented the use of the drug thalidomide in the U.S. (1960) due to safety concerns, even though it had already been approved in Canada and more than 20 European and African countries. Thalidomide was later shown to have caused 7,000 babies in Europe to be born with flipper-like arms and legs. Thalidomide was intended to treat morning sickness and as a sleeping aid. Due to Kelsey’s efforts, its use in the U.S. was largely blocked by the FDA and only allowed in clinical testing. There are 17 documented cases of thalidomide birth defects in the U.S. as opposed to the thousands in Europe.
Born July 24, 1951
American actress. TV’s Wonder Woman (1975-79). She was also Miss World United States (1972).
The Wonder Woman character was co-created by psychologist William Moulton Marston, who also invented the lie detector.
Martin Van Buren
Died July 24, 1862 b. 1782
American politician. 8th U.S. President (1837-41), 8th U.S. Vice-President (1833-37), Secretary of State (1829-31), Governor of New York (1829), U.S. Senator (1821-28, New York). He was blamed for the depression of 1837, being called “Martin Van Ruin.” He rejected Texas’ admission to the Union, not wanting to upset the balance of free and slave states in the Missouri Compromise.
All the above historic trivia came from HERE
Wife and I love to have Sangria once in a while….a variation of this sangria was had by us and our family a couple of years back. Now, we just thrown the fruit into a pitcher and add the wine, etal.
Layering fruit in the glasses makes for the prettiest sangria presentation. If you don’t want to bother, add it to the pitcher — the sangria will still be pretty as hell.
1 1/2 bottles moscato, chilled
1/2 c. triple sec
Juice of 3 limes
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3 c. blackberries
3 c. blueberries
6 kiwis, peeled and sliced
2 c. diced pineapple
2 c. diced mango
2 c. halved strawberries
- In a large pitcher, stir together white wine, triple sec, lime juice, and sugar until combined.
- In tall glasses, layer blackberries, blueberries, kiwis, pineapple, mango, and strawberries.
- Pour wine mixture over fruit and serve.