Rahm Emanuel Laughs Over Concern Of Obama’s Civil Defense Plans at Flopping Aces, brings us a conversation with Barack Obama’s new Chief of Staff, Emanuel Rahm and Ben Smith of the New York Daily News. Listen to Rahm discuss the compulsory Civil Defense Plan, that Barack Obama and the Democrats have in mind for today’s young people. Compulsory, as in mandatory, obligatory, forced, required. Video. Emanuel. Obama.
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This Day in History
- May 31, 1790: The first U.S. Copyright Law was enacted, protecting books, maps, and other original materials.
- May 31, 1889: Heavy rains caused the South Fork Dam to collapse, sending 20 million tons of water into Johnstown, Pa. Over 2,200 people were killed and the town was nearly destroyed.
- May 31, 1911: The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, “Not even God himself could sink this ship.”
- May 31, 1961: South Africa became an independent republic.
- May 31, 1962: Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel.
- May 31, 1970: An earthquake in Peru left more than 50,000 dead.
- May 31, 2004: Alberta Martin, 97, one of the last widows of a U.S. Civil War veteran, died. She had married Confederate veteran William Martin in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.
- May 31, 2010: Nine people are dead after an Israeli navy commando attacks a flotilla of cargo ships and passenger boats on their way to Gaza to provide aid and supplies for the area.
- More events from This Day in History: May 31
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