The PJ Tatler

Tatler's today in American history -- June 27

In 1895, the Baltimore-Ohio Railroad made its inaugural run from Washington, DC to New York City. It was the first passenger train to use electric locomotives.

In 1923, Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first aerial refueling.

In 1950, the US decided to send troops to the Korean War.

In 1967, the first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England. US President Barack Obama would later cite the ATM as a job killing machine. Perhaps taking the president’s statement as a cue, on June 26, 2011, left wing protesters in Seattle, WA destroyed an ATM.

In 1974, US President Richard Nixon visited the USSR.

In 1981, the Chinese Central Communist Party formally blamed the murderous Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong. Obama communications adviser Anita Dunn would later cite Mao as a one of her favorite philosophers, putting her to the left of the Chinese Communist Party.


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