Monday, March 20, 2006

Today in History

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.

2 comments:

jarhead john said...

The hell you say! Aren't all Republicans evil oppressors? Anti-slavery? I can't believe it!

Had to start the day with a little sarcasm.

BostonMaggie said...

Why aren't you singing? Don't you get the point of the post?