340th Day of the Year / 26 Days Remaining
“Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions. It has become a common cause of all the people of this country. It is a cause of particular concern to young Americans, because they more than we will reap the grim consequences of our failure to act on programs which are needed now if we are to prevent disaster later.”
~ Richard Nixon, 37th U.S. president (1913-1994)
On this day:
1933 - Prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1952 – A “killer fog” settled over London and lasted for four days. The man-made smog was so thick that buses could not run without people walking ahead of them, guiding them with lanterns. Research indicates that as many as 12,000 died prematurely, and 100,000 were made ill, due to the smog.
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