By tgardner on Apr 16, 2009
Bob "Rapid Robert" Feller throws the only opening day no-hitter in the history of MLB.
Mont Blanc is a 15000+ foot mountain on the French-Italian border. It was climbed for the first time on this day August 8th, 1786. The French and Italians are still disputing whether the summit of the mountain is in French or Italian territory. Sounds like summit-envy to me.
The Sedition Act was enacted on this day, July 14, in 1798. Incredibly, the Act contained language which made it a crime to write or publish "scandalous and malicious writing or writings" against the government of the United States. Naturally, Thomas Jefferson made it clear that the Act was in violation of the Tenth and First Amendments.
Things to think about: The Sedition Act expired in 1801 without being renewed -- too quickly after its enactment to be realistically challenged in the Court system.
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