Archive for November 20, 2008

Mark November 20, 2008 on your calendar ladies and gentlemen as today is a day that your children and their children’s children will be learning about in history classes for generations to come.

In fact it’s such a monumental event of gargantuan, humungous, mind blowing, future altering, awe inspiring, unthinkably behemoth proportions that I feel before we can even discuss what’s going to happen this day, we must first observe the history of November 20 of years gone by before they’re dwarfed by what is to come.

On November 20, 1194 Palermo is conquered by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI. 1789 New Jersey becomes the first State to ratify the Bill of Rights (how fitting), 1910 the Mexican Revolution begins, 1945 Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals begin at Nuremburg, 1962 the Cuban missile crisis ends, and in 2008 the trial of the century is about to begin.

Today the trial that will settle what some may call the most serious charge in Canadian history will commence. Today Gary McHale goes on trial for Counselling mischief not committed.

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