Monday, February 3, 2020

February 3 (not so much)

February 3 (Not so Much)

       Today, February 3, records two important anniversaries. First, it is the anniversary of the adoption, in 1913, of the 16th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Pursuant to that amendment, Congress was empowered to impose an income tax.

      Today is as well the anniversary of the plane crash outside of Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959 that took the lives of musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event will go on to be immortalized in the song The Day the Music Died.

      So far I’m not finding much reason to celebrate this day.

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