Wednesday, November 7, 2007

On November 7, ...

... 1920, famine broke out in China. According to a report of the period, the catastrophe claimed 500,000 or more lives in a two-year period and displaced many, many other Chinese children, women, and men.
... 1973, the War Powers Resolution, legislation mandating a congressional role in U.S. military actions, became U.S. law after Congress overrode Richard M. Nixon's veto of 2 weeks earlier. Section 3 provided:
The President in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situation where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and after every such introduction shall consult regularly with the Congress until United States Armed Forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed from such situations.

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