Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thought for the Day March 7th 2013 and some interesting facts

Good morning everyone. Here are some interesting historical facts for March 7th courtesy of Wikipedia

1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa during the Siege of Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
1862 – American Civil WarUnion forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
1900 – The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.
1945 – World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
1951 – Korean WarOperation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.
1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
2009 – The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched..

 And here's our thought for March 7th 2013

“No matter how big the lie;
repeat it often enough and
the masses will regard it as the truth.”
~ John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)  was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Although Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby two days later, before a trial could take place. The FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. However, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that those investigations were flawed and that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy. source