Thursday, February 14, 2013

This day in history

Most people celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14th. But, it is also a day that commemorates a lot of other anniversaries. Some like the birth of the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the granting of statehood to Arizona can be viewed in a positive light. Others like GKO Order 1281ss and the firebombing of Dresden belong in the big book of man's inhumanity to man.

In 1818 Frederick Douglass was born.

In 1912 Arizona officially became the 48th state in the United States.

In 1942 Stalin issued GKO Order 1281ss ordering the mobilization of Russian-German men living in eastern areas of the USSR into the labor army.

In 1945 the Allies firebombed the city of Dresden.

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