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happy? - Aug 29 (Rebellion begins)

Abby Sale 29 Aug 05 - 08:51 AM
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Subject: happy? - Aug 29 (Rebellion begins)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 08:51 AM

8/29/1786: Shays Rebellion begins against the oppresive taxes and forclosure imposed on Massachusetts farmers during the depression. It was quashed on Feb 4, 1787, the rebels scattered and Daniel Shays (unsuccessfully) condemned to death. Nevertheless, taxes were lowered and the government made significant steps to reduce costs as a result.

This makes a clear statement and lesson for us. I'm dipped if I'm sure just what, though.

        My name is Shays, in former days,
        In Pelham I did dwell, sir,
        But now I'm forced to leave that place,
        Because I did rebel, sir.

                "The Ballad of Daniel Shays," Songs of New England; Jim Douglas; 1992

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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 29 (Rebellion begins)
From: mack/misophist
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 08:55 AM

Not to mention the births of Charles 'Yardbird' Parker and John Locke; the death of Atahualpa Inca; and, most important of all, Gottlieb Daimler's patent for the motorcycle!


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