- 13 1743 - Thomas Jefferson born.
- 15 Official shakedown deadline in US.
- 16 1861 - Confederate forces attack federal customs station, Fort Sumter.
- 19 1775 - American Revolution begins with the victorious battles of Lexington and Concord.
1933- FDR abandons the gold standard.
1943 - Warsaw Ghetto uprising begins.
1993 - Waco standoff ended by federal assault on Branch Davidian church.
1995 - Oklahoma City bombing.
- 24 1968 - Tax Freedom Day. Still slipping.
- 25 1867 - Tokyo opened for foreign trade.
- 27 1820 - Herbert Spencer, English pro-freedom sociologist, born.
- 28 1945 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini executed. A good start.
- 30 1945 - Adolph Hitler commits suicide. Even better.
1978- Tax Freedom Day; notice the trend?
- 2 1988 - Tax Freedom Day. Uh huh.
- 5 1821 - Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile. No loss.
1961 - First American, Alan B. Shepard, makes it to space, though not orbit.
- 6 1961 - Your handsome and talented editor born. <grin>
- 8 1899 - Nobel Prize winner Friedrich August von Hayek born.
- 9 1502 - Christopher Columbus embarks on 4th voyage to new world. Presumably has figured where he's really going by this time.
- 13 1774 -Boston Committee of Correspondence urges all colonies to participate in a total boycott of British trade.
- 14 1908 -First airplane passenger flight. Who's still putting up with the Transportation Gestapo to fly now?
- 15 1776- Continental Congress denounces all allegiance to George III.
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