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Feb 19th in NYC History

Posted: Feb 19, 2013 | 1:18 PM

1878:  Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph.

1917:  Writer and screenwriter Carson McCullers born
 in Georgia.  She died in 1967 in Nyack, NY.  Before that she lived in NYC.

1959:  NFL Commission Roger Goodell born.

1974:  John Mitchell and Maurice Stans went to trial in New York for Watergate scandal perjury and conspiracy charges when they were Nixon cabinet members.

1992:  IRA (Irish Republican Army) fighter Joseph Doherty lost his seven-year long battle for political asylum when he was deported back to Great Britain from a New York City jail.

2010:  The FBI closed the 2001 Anthrax Attacks, "Amerithrax," case that killed five people and targeted many New Yorkers in media.  

They used the "Lone Nut" chestnut, pinning it on Army scientist Bruce Ivins who they had been harassing for years and who killed himself.  The FBI, for while, devoted its largest manhunt in its history to this case, which was used justify the US' Iraq invasion, to seek their bio-weapons facilities, which did not exist.  

The Army and its contractors' bio-weapons laboratories' security and morale are still a mess, and the (rest of the?) Anthrax Attackers remain at large after a huge increase in US bio-weapons and bio-defense research, development, and production.


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