January 3, 2011

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Bastogne - January 3rd 1945 -"pimply grocers and mama's boys".


News on this day in 1945 was split between the war and the Congress. On the war front; Allied armies were making progress beating back the German offensive in Belgium and the Battle Of The Bulge was coming to a swift end. In the Pacific, continued air attacks on Japan with continuous bombing runs from B-29's flying out of Guam. At home, The 79th Congress went back to work and Sam Rayburn was once again Speaker of The House amidst a celebratory "first day" atmosphere. Legislation was about to be argued over drafting farm workers of eligible age and everyone wondered how long the honeymoon with the new Congress was going to last.

I guess it's just always been that way.

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