18 May 2008

Entry for February 12th and 11th, 2007

Entry for February 12, 2007
On this day in history 1793-- Congress passes the first fugitive slave law, requiring all states, including those that forbid slavery, to forcibly return slaves who have escaped from other states to their original owners. President Washington signed it. Go here to read the text of this law.

Entry for February 11, 2007
On this day in history 1858--
The 14 year old Marie Bernarde Soubirous (St. Bernadette) a French peasant saw the Virgin Mary near Lourdes, France. On December 8th 1933, Pope Pius XI declared Bernadette Soubirous a Saint of the Catholic Church.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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