On this day in America in 1790, President George Washington delivered the first ever State of the Union Address in New York City. Also on this day in America in 1973, seven men went on trial for illegally entering the Democrat Party Headquarters and the Watergate Hotel, a scandal that would eventually bring down the Nixon Administration. Lastly on this day in America in 1877, Chief Crazy Horse would fight his last battle, a surprise attack against the American Cavalry who had been sent to the Northern plains region to enforce the treaties that the Native Americans had agreed to; only to lose and four months later surrender.
On this day in Canada in 1941, Progressives demonstrate their authoritarian and racist Leftist tendencies when under order of the Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King of the Liberal Party, Federal Minister of National Defense Ian Alistair Mackenzie orders the RCMP to have every Japanese Canadian in British Columbia registered, as a national security matter under the War Measures Act. Despite reports from the local police and the RCMP itself that Japanese Canadians posed no threat to national security; effectively paving the way for all Japanese Canadians to be shipped inland to detention camps by the end of 1941. Also on this day in Canada in 1948, Canadians disappoint and demonstrate that they wouldn't understand the American libertarianism of George Washington if it hit them in the face, by making William Lyon Mackenzie King the longest serving Prime Minister in the Commonwealth, having served 7,825 days in office. Lastly on this day in Canada in 1853, Samuel Hughes was born in Darlington, Ontario; Canadian politician, soldier, educator and journalist, who would serve as Minister of the Militia and Defense from 1911 to 1916, and during WWI oversaw the movement of Canadian troops from Canada to Europe.
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