Freedom History


  • 15 1215 - King John forced to accept Magna Carta, greatly restricting the power of the State.
  • 16 1933 - United States establishes socialist government ('New Deal').
  • 22 1847 - Doughnut created by police officer (OK, I made up the part about the cop).
  • 24 1842 - Ambrose Bierce born.
  • 25 1903 - George Orwell born.
  • 30 1801 - Claude Frédéric Bastiat born.


  • 2 1776 - Continental Congress votes for independence of the United Colonies. (Note that this is the actual 'Independence Day.')
  • 4 1776- Declaration of Independence approved. (So the Fourth of July merely celebrates the approval of a document.)
  • 7 1907- SF writer Robert A. Heinlein born.
  • 8 1776- Liberty Bell rung in Philadelphia to summon citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 11 1804 - Aaron Burr rids us of Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
  • 12 1817-Naturalist/writer Henry David Thoreau born.
  • 13 1863 - New York City Draft Riots to protest the First Conscription Act. (So someone didn't miss the irony of supposedly fighting slavery by enslaving soldiers.)
  • 14 1789 - Storming of the Bastille in France.


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