Daily Trivia – April 7

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      Passionate Progressive
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      April 9 is the anniversary of what singular event in American history – an event which preceded by five days a second monumental event on April 14….This is a two-part answer and to receive the prize, one must identify both events.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      jbnw
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      And here I thought I had a reasonably adequate education . . .

    • #481246
      GZeusH
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      and Lincoln’s assassination.

      Hitler 1944: Kiev is to be held to the last man.
      Biden 2022: Kiev is to be held to the last Ukrainian.

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        April 9, was Palm Sunday and from Bruce Catton,

        “Down by the roadside near Appomattox Court House, Sheridan and Ord and other officers sat and waited while a brown-bearded little man in a mud-spattered uniform road up.  They all saluted him, and there was a quiet interchange of greetings, and then General Grant tilted his head toward the village and asked:  ‘Is General Lee up there?’

        Sheridan replied that he was, and Grant said:  ‘Very well.  Let’s go up.’ 

        The little cavalcade went trotting along the road to the village, and all around them the two armies waited in silence.  As the generals neared the end of their ride, a Yankee band in a field near the town struck up ‘Auld Lang Syne.’

        And here is your prize.

         

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      NV Wino
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      And activation of the act/law.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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        but King’s assassination was April 4 and Robert Kennedy’s was two months later on June 5…..But that’s a close guess!

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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