Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1 In History

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My favotite date relating to "The Mad Dog of the Middle East" was 4/14/86 when about 7PM when we creamed this lunatics headquaters
We lost a plane or two but it shut him up for a long time.
In the 24hours following this attack 160,000 phone calls were received by the White House, 70 %
of them in Favor of it.
We miss you Ronnie!!!!
Now that's Real History.