Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29th

1834: President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute… otherwise known as “the good old days.”

1996: President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing. From then on, all French nukes are “pass/fail.”

2001: Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign. They back down after they are granted a free period and no homework on weekends.


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