In 1854, in what is considered the founding meeting of the Republican Party, former members of the Whig Party met in Ripon, Wis., to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories.
This is appropriate, doncha think? Of course some would say a more violent event was more fitting.......
In 1963, a volcano on the East Indies island of Bali began erupting. The eventual death toll exceeded 1,500.
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