In Punjab in 1919 public discontent with British colonial rule was growing. In Amritsar ruthless but stupid Brig-General Reginald Dyer ordered his troops to fire at point-blank range on a large crowd of Indian protesters. Hundreds died. This massacre was denounced in Parliament in London by Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for War and no slouch as a public speaker…Read More
Quote of the Day:
May 19, 2013
“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
-Isaac Asimov, Russian born writer and biochemist, as quoted in “The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners” edited by Geoff Tibballs, 2004
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