June 03, 2005

This Date In History


Sixteen years ago today hundreds of students protesting for democracy were slaughtered in Tianenman Square, Beijing, China.

Just a few days earlier I was in Chinatown in New York City. I was there with my ex- to visit an excellent glass-blowing facility there so she could get a little work done. (She was such an ahtist.)

I wasn't sure what the commotion was about, so I asked a passer-by "What's going on?!" "Democracy in China!" he smiled back. "It's finally coming!" Little did he know what would follow just a couple of days later.

Oh. Also on this date in history: In the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. was presented, by the U.K., with the oldest known copy of the Magna Carta.

There is still much work to be done, Friends. Sic semoer tyrannus.

Posted by Tuning Spork at June 3, 2005 10:00 PM
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