List of Events and Dates 2014

List of Events and Dates 2014

List of Events and Dates in 2014

To assist with outreach efforts, Jim Lark, Region 5S Rep LNC has prepared a list of events and dates to which the LPM and its affiliates and candidates may wish to draw attention in 2014. These dates may be used to issue press releases (or refer to these events in releases), help provide representatives for media interviews, and assist in outreach efforts on or about some of these dates.

Although there was an effort to verify the accuracy of many of the listed items; if you use information from the list, you should seek to verify the accuracy of the dates and associated information. Also if anyone knows of any significant Michigan events please feel free to add them to the list to assist affiliates, local and state candidates.

February

13: Ratification of the 16th Amendment (1913)
17: Presidents’ Day
Congress passes 21st Amendment (1933)

March

1: Ratification of Articles of Confederation (1781)
9: FDR’s Emergency Banking Act passed (1933)
16: Liberty Day (birthday of James Madison in 1751)
19: Start of second U.S. war against Iraq (2003)
20: U.S. invasion of Iraq (2003)

April

5: FDR signs Exec. Order 6012 prohibiting gold ownership by citizens (1933)
15: Tax Day; protests in Tiananmen Square begin (1989)
16: Emancipation Day (celebrated in Washington, DC; signing of Compensated Emancipation Act by Pres. Lincoln in 1862).
19: Patriots’ Day (Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775). (See note below concerning April 21.)
20: “Drug Awareness Day” (Organizations opposing Drug Prohibition conduct events this day.)
21: Patriots’ Day (see April 19) celebrated in Massachusetts on April 21, 2014.
22: Earth Day
25: Supreme Court decision in United States vs Carolene Products (allowed greater latitude for Congress to regulate commerce under the Commerce Clause) (1938)

May

3: World Press Freedom Day
19: Armed Forces Day
24: Supreme Court decision in Helvering vs Davis (allowed Congress to interpret “general welfare” broadly; Social Security doesn’t violate 10th amendment) (1937)
25: Birthday of Karl Hess (1923)
26: Memorial Day
27: Supreme Court decision in Schechter vs US (National Recovery Act ruled unconstitutional) (1935)
31: Passage of Mecklenburg (North Carolina) Resolutions, supposedly the first local resolutions supporting independence; declared British laws null and void (1775)

June

5: Birthday of Adam Smith in 1723 (Old style calendar)
12: Formal adoption by Virginia Constitutional Convention of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason (1776)
15: Magna Carta agreed to by King John (1215). (Note: Evidently a formal document was created to record the agreement on July 15, 1215)
16: New Deal announced (1933); birthday of Adam Smith (New style calendar)
17: Nixon’s War on Drugs initiated (1971). Watergate break-in (1972)
18: Congress passes Naturalization Act (1798)
19: “Juneteenth” celebration (Announcement in Texas of the end of slavery) (1865)
21: Constitution ratified by New Hampshire (thus making it the “law of the land”) (1788)
23: Supreme Court decision in Kelo vs City of New London (2005)
25: Birthday of George Orwell (Eric Blair) (1903). Congress passes Alien Act (1798)
26: Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia vs Heller (ruled that there is an individual right under the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms for self-defense) (2008)
27: Passage of the National Labor Relations Act, known as the “Wagner Act” (1935)
28: Supreme Court decision in McDonald vs Chicago (ruled that the Second Amendment is incorporated under the Fourteenth Amendment). Supreme Court decision in “Obamacare” case (2012)

July

2: Vote by Congress to declare independence from Great Britain (1776)
Congress passes 16th Amendment (1909)
3: Decriminalization Day (celebrated since 1976?)
4: Independence Day: Declaration of Independence approved by Congress (1776)
6: Congress approves Alien Enemies Act (1798)
7: Birthday of Robert Heinlein (1907)
14: Pres. John Adams signs the Sedition Act (1798)
31: U.S. Congress ratifies Bretton Woods Agreements Act (1945)

August

15: Imposition of wage and price controls by Richard Nixon (1971).
Private ownership of gold legalized (1974). (Law legalizing private ownership didn’t take
effect until Dec. 31, 1974.)

September

1: Labor Day (as celebrated in the U.S.)
5: Jury Rights Day
11: Anniversary of “9-11,” now known by some as “Patriot Day” (2001)
16: Pres. Franklin Roosevelt signs Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (first peacetime conscription?) on Sept. 16.
17: Constitution Day (Constitution signed by delegates to Philadelphia convention) (1787)
21: International Day of Peace (“World Peace Day”). Banned Books Week (Sept. 21 – 27)
25: Congress approves 12 amendments to Constitution and sends amendments to states for ratification (1789)

October

1: Beginning of federal government’s 2015 fiscal year
14: Pres. Carter legalizes the home brewing of beer (1978)
25: Pres. Carter signs Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (1978). (Note: Powers under the Act were expanded under the USA Patriot Act.)
26: Passage of the USA Patriot Act (2001). Passage of the “Bank Secrecy Act” (1970)
27: Statue of Liberty unveiled in 1886 (on Oct. 28?)
28: Resistance to the Townshend Acts (1767). Passage of the National Prohibition Act, known as the Volstead Act (1919)
29: Massachusetts Resolves written by Samuel Adams (1765)

November

4: Election Day
9: Supreme Court decision in Wickard vs Filburn (1942)
15: Articles of Confederation approved by Continental Congress (1777) (Note: The Articles were not ratified until March 1, 1781.)
16: International Day for Tolerance
27: Thanksgiving

December

5: Ratification of 21st Amendment (repeal of Prohibition) (1933)
10: Supreme Court decision in McConnell vs Federal Election Commission (ruled that most of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act is constitutional) (2003)
11: Anniversary of founding of LP (1971). George Mason’s birthday (1725)
15: Bill of Rights Day (date of ratification of Bill of Rights in 1791)
18: Passage by Congress of the 18th Amendment (1917). Supreme Court decision in Korematsu vs United States (ruled that executive order putting Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II was constitutional) (1944)
23: Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act (1913)
27: Signing of Flushing Remonstrance concerning religious liberty (1657)