Friday, March 23, 2007

On March 23, ...

... 1980, Óscar Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador, in a homily broadcast throughout the country, urged troops to stop killing other Salvadorans: "Brothers, you are from the same people; you kill your fellow peasant," he said, adding, "No soldier is obliged to obey an order that is contrary to the will of God." A day later, Romero was shot to death in church.
... 1949, English King George VI gave his assent to the North America Bill by which Newfoundland, till then an independent entity, became a province of Canada.

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