September 1 is a big day for we history buffs.
Most people would recognize the date as the 70th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of Poland. That was the beginning of total war in Europe for World War II.
However, we real history students get that today is the 40th anniversary of the coup in Libya that brought Muammar Qaddaffi to power. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps when he and his fellow conspirators struck on September 1, 1969. He and his fellow officers were so obscure that American intelligence had no idea who they were, thus Washington was in the dark about their intentions.
Last week I tried to find some neutral video on YouTube for the occasion, but couldn't.