Special “Historical Significance” E-dition



So Why Will Today Be Remembered?

image006Hurley the Historian says on this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gave a speech to Congress in support of Women’s Suffrage, because although the House of Representatives had approved a 19th constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, the Senate had yet to vote on the measure.

image006In 1927, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the season to break his own major-league record.

image006In 1946, an international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.

image006In 1955, Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif., at age 24.

image006In 1962, Black student James Meredith succeeded on his fourth try in registering for classes at the University of Mississippi.

image006In 1962, the National Farm Workers Association, founded by Cesar Chavez and a forerunner of the United Farm Workers, held its first meeting in Fresno, Calif.

image006In 1966, In the Republic of Botswana declared its independence from Britain.

image006In 1982, the situation comedy “Cheers” premiered on NBC.

image006In 1991, the military in Haiti overthrew Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country’s first freely-elected president.

image006In 1992, George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached 3,000 career hits during a game against the California Angels.

image006In 1993, A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern India, killing an estimated 10,000 people.

image006In 1997, France’s Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.


But nobody in politics seems to be talking about any of those things on September 30. Our inbox is filled with e-mails telling us how important today is:

Obama wrote us.
Harry Reid wrote us.
James Carville wrote us.
Russ Feingold wrote us.
Barbra Streisand wrote us.
Hillary wrote us eleven times.
Elizabeth Warren wrote us.
John Kasich wrote us.
Ted Cruz wrote us.
Marco Rubio wrote us.
Jeb Bush wrote us.
Chris Christie wrote us.
Carly Fiorina wrote us.
Bobby Jindal wrote us.
Jim Gilmore wrote us.
Lindsey Graham wrote us.
Mike Huckabee wrote us.
Rand Paul wrote us.
Marco Rubio wrote us.
Rick Santorum wrote us.
Rob Portman wrote us.
Reince Priebus wrote us.
Brad Wenstrup wrote us.
Even Anderson Trustee President (And Hamilton County Commission Candidate) Andrew Pappas wrote us.

It seems every politician in America (Including Donald Trump) wanted to reach out to us “personally” before today’s FEC political fundraising deadline at midnight tonight.


And what do you want to bet, there’ll be even more reminders in our in-box between now and then?