Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

ON THIS DAY 18th Nov.



Event of Interest

1872 Suffragette Susan B. Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony


  • 1909 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya


1916  General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) – over 1 million killed or wounded


  • 1929 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Joseph Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

Soviet General Secretary Joseph StalinSoviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin


Event of Interest

1936 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Event of Interest

1941 Mussolini‘s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

  • 1943 444 British bombers attack Berlin


Event of Interest

1950 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

First President of South Korea Syngman RheeFirst President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

Event of Interest

1961 JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President
John F. Kennedy




Event of Interest

1964 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “most notorious liar”

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI
J. Edgar HooverCivil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1967 British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40


Murder of Interest

1978 In Jonestown, Guyana 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim JonesFounder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones


Event of Interest

1979 Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador and embassy with espionage

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

 1984 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine


  • 1987 31 people die in a fire at King’s Cross, London’s busiest tube station


1993  Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution


  • 1993 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • 2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.



Election of Interest

2011 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Event of Interest

2012 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix

Formula One Driver Lewis HamiltonFormula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 2015 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100





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