Daily Archives: July 14, 2013

Bush administration outs CIA ‘operative’ to discredit husband, a critic of Iraq War 10 years ago today (2003)


Video: 'Interview with Valerie Plame/Part 1 with Jason Leopold'

(Monday, July 14, 2003) — In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak today identified Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame is a CIA “operative,” citing two Bush administration officials. Continue reading Bush administration outs CIA ‘operative’ to discredit husband, a critic of Iraq War 10 years ago today (2003)

Nazi eugenics begins with ‘Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring’ 80 years ago today (1933)

(Friday, July 14, 1933) — The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring (Gesetz zur VerhĂĽtung erbkranken Nachwuchses) was decreed today in Nazi Germany, initially providing for the compulsory sterilization of persons with mental retardation (“hereditary feeblemindedness”), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and persons born with handicaps.

Nazi Party becomes Germany’s only legal political party 80 years ago today (1933)


Video: 'Gleichschaltung Vid Final History'

(Friday, July 14, 1933) — The Gesetz gegen die Neubildung von Parteien (“Law against the establishment of political parties”) was announced today, declaring the Nazi Party to be the country’s only legal party. However, for all practical purposes Germany had been a one-party state since the passage of the Enabling Act in March 1933.

U.S. President Gerald R. Ford born in Nebraska 100 years ago this hour (1913)


Video: 'Gerald Ford Biography: U.S. President and Congressman'

(Monday, July 14, 1913, 12:43 a.m. local time) — Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford, Jr., the 38th President of the United States (1974-1977) and the 40th Vice President of the United States (1973-1974), was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., today at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska. Ford was later named after his stepfather.