Thursday, August 9, 2012
Today in History for August 9th: The Important Events on This Day in History
What's interesting to me at least about this day in history, are a couple of events. The Manson Family murders, including of actress Sharon Tate and several others. And of course President Richard Nixon leaving the White House to go back to California after just resigning from office due to the Watergate Scandal. The Manson Family led by Charlie Manson, this very strange but not crazy, just a very weird but intelligent little man in physical stature but who had a very commanding ora. That could make people with similar views of the World, basically do whatever he wanted them to do. Not all of them, some of them were smart enough to leave the cult before they did anything they would always regret, like murdering someone but for Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins and others, they were along for the whole ride. And are still paying for these murders over forty years later, in Susan Atkins case she died in prison just three years ago. These were crimes against the establishment, murdering people who they saw as part of the establishment and people such as themselves down in society. Even though most of the people came from loving Middle Class families.
Again of course in 1974 on this date, the Watergate Scandal at least as far as how it relates to the White House. Finally comes to an end, with the Leader of the Coverup the President of the United States, finally stepping aside to let the country move on from it. But also to save himself from being impeached and convicted, as President Nixon gave a very good farewell address to the White House Staff. And the new President Gerald Ford giving a very good speech after just be sworn in, essentially saying that our Constitution and form of government works. And thats what got us through the Watergate Scandal. So a very interesting day in history August, 9th.