Berlin Airlift The Berlin Airlift began when the Soviet Union built a blockade preventing supply transportation and forced the Americans to begin the Berlin Airlift. East Berlin was controlled by the communists and West Berlin was controlled by the U.S and supported by the Western Powers. The Soviet Union was concerned because it’s East Germans were fleeing to the new democratic West Berlin. In order to stop any more from leaving, Stalin completely isolated Berlin with large iron walls called the Berlin Wall- also referred to as the Iron Curtain. Now that The Berliners were isolated from the world, they couldn’t get any supplies and the sectors only had enough coal to last 45 days and food to last just 36 days.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen was reportedly arrested on Monday night on charges of misdemeanor harassment and for assaulting his wife, Libby Titus. The complainant in the case was not actually named in the New York Police incident report, but according to CNN, the age and address match Titus. The alleged incident reportedly took place on the couple’s home in Manhattan on Monday. According to the report filed, the 67 year old singer reputedly grabbed the complainant and allegedly shoved her onto the marble window frame in their bedroom that knocked her off to the ground. The alleged incident reportedly caused her “bruising and swelling to her right arm, as well as substantial pain.” A police spokesperson told CNN that it is still unclear if the complainant received a medical attention after being knocked down.
In response to this, “The Maryland legislature responded to this action by levying a tax on all branches of banks “not chartered by the legislature”—a move aimed at destroying the Baltimore branch of the Bank of the United States. "1James McCulloch who was a banker at the branch in Baltimore refused to pay the annual tax. He was convicted by Maryland state court and fined a total of 2,500 dollars. Losing at the state
Blanck found himself once again in legal trouble after he locked the doors during business hours. He was fined only $20. The owners would once again pay a fine for sewing fake labels to their garments. The labels were meant to certify that the items had been manufactured under good working conditions, which wasn’t the case for their business. After a few years, Blanck and Harris closed the Triangle Shirtwaist Company.
When asked the question, “Are you aware that alcohol is a factor in many cases of violence,” he states, “Yes, but that’s not my fault.” Lou Dempsey also failed the experiment of conducting compliance checks. In Jerry Newman’s affidavit, he said that their crew sent in decoys into Mr. Dempsey’s store to examine whether or not he checked for identification for being under the age of 21. These checks are sent out each month and Lou Dempsey’s store failed two of the tests. When this happens the police staff suggests a beverage server training for the owner. Dempsey took no interest in the training.
Now, the Lochner v. New York (1905) case. A New York act called the Bakeshop Act stated that there was a maximum amount of hours bakers could work. The state of New York accused a baker named Joseph Lochner for allowing an employee work longer than the maximum quantity. He was eventually convicted and fined. His conviction was declared by the Court of Appeals.
Charles Comiskey, the owner of the White Sox, suspended seven players since Gandil was already suspended due to a salary dispute. “The trial took place on August 3, 1921, but were acquitted due to insufficient evidence.” (Black Sox Scandal) Due to the fact that somehow, key evidence, including the confessions were lost in the court’s files. The following year the new commissioner of baseball banned the eight players for
Have you ever wondered who built the pyramids? The huge triangle-shaped buildings in Egypt. Well if you have, slaves didn’t build the pyramids. This is because according to Document A, Herodotus said, “He compelled all Egyptians to work for him.” He also said, “They worked in gangs of a hundred thousand men, each gang for three months.” A hundred thousand men wouldn’t volunteer so that means he would force all Egyptians to do the work. A slave is a person who is a different race and is forced to do work.
He refused to allow ships to leave the port without paying the tea duty. A new law was formed, “…twenty-day limit for the payment of duties after which time cargo would be confiscated.”(147-8). On the twentieth day, December 16, a crowd gathered to talk about what will happen, but nothing came of it until “…100 to 150 men disguised as Mohawk Indians… boarded the ships and dumped over 90,000 pounds of tea…”(148) an event that is now known as the Boston Tea Party. This caused Lord North and Parliament to issue the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts. They were a series of laws and regulations for the colonies which angered the colonists.
Edison believed AC to be too dangerous to put in homes, and Tesla wanted to prove him wrong and left the company. Tesla finds George Westinghouse to invest and he tells people that it isn't dangerous and can light a house for a quarter of what Edison and Morgan can. Tesla and Edison found themselves in a battle when Niagara Falls was building the largest power station in the world but, was unable to decide whether it should be run on AC or DC. Eventually the company picks DC and Morgan immediately wanted to take revenge. Morgan threatens Westinghouse with a lawsuit knowing he cant afford it and begins buying shares of the company until he has complete control.