And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won't exploit people, we won't trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won't kill anybody.
Martin Luther King (1957-1968)
A Christmas Sermon, 1967
This Week in History:
September 7th - 13th
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What the BBC ignored:
September 7 - 2008: The United States government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
September 7 - 2017: The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announces a cybercrime identity theft event potentially impacting approximately 145.5 million U.S. consumers.
September 8 - 1974: President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
September 8 - 1976: The Black Friday Massacre in Iran sees soldiers massacre 700-3000 civilians in Jalah Square and marks the end of the monarchy in Iran.
September 9 - 1991: Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
September 9 - 2015: Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
September 10 - 2015: Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, finally joins the United Nations.
September 10 - 1980: The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, goes live in Geneva, Switzerland.
September 11 - 2006: A CIA-backed coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende.
September 11 - 2007: Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.
September 12 - 1988: Hurricane Gilbert, the most intense hurricane on record at the time devastates Jamaica killing 49 and leaving the country in the words of PM Edward Seaga looking 'like Hiroshima after the atom bomb'.
September 13 - 1985: Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.
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