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By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

9/11, minimum wage hits $1, Mayflower lands

 


Which are real?...

Sept. 11: This is a big day in war history. 1941 –FDR orders any German, Italian, or Japanese ship in U.S. waters to be shot on sight. 2001—Hijacked passenger jets are used to crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 2010—Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta receives the first Medal of Honor since World War II for his heroism in Afghanistan. 2012—In Benghazi, Libya, the U.S. Consulate is attacked by terrorists. Born: Bob Packwood (1932). Play in the Sand Day. Today’s Word: Impignorate—to pawn something.

Sept. 12: 1955—President Eisenhower increases the minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour, despite the objections of Chambers of Commerce. B...



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jimmiemf writes:

The Medal of Honor was awarded to at least 386 Armed Forces personnel between WWII and the Afghanistan conflict. I understand the trivia premise of this humor column, but thought anyone who may not be aware of that fact should have the answer provided, being that many of those medals were awarded posthumously and for non-trivial reasons.

 
 
 

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