Sunday, April 11, 2010
Quote of the Day
Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws & nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be & the non-necessity of it.
- Thomas Hardy (1840�1928)
Today in History
Attempted Overthrow of Venezuelan President Chavez (2002)
In 2002, anger over Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's reform plans led to an attempted coup d'état. On April 11, Chavez was detained and Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce President Pedro Carmona was installed as interim president. Carmona quickly dissolved the National Assembly and the Supreme Court and voided Venezuela's constitution, but within 48 hours, the Presidential Guard retook the presidential palace, and Chavez was reinstalled as president. What happened to Carmona? More... Discuss
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Fact of the Day
Mount Rainier erupts around every 500 years.