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|1774||Britain passes the Coercive Act against rebellious Massachusetts.|
|1864||A group of Copperheads attack Federal soldiers in Charleston, Illinois. Five are killed and twenty wounded.|
|1885||The Salvation Army is officially organized in the United States.|
|1908||Automobile owners lobby Congress in support of a bill that calls for vehicle licensing and federal registration.|
|1910||The first seaplane takes off from water at Martiniques, France.|
|1917||The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded, Great Britain’s first official service women.|
|1921||President Warren Harding names William Howard Taft as chief justice of the United States.|
|1930||Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara respectively.|
|1933||Nazis order a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.|
|1939||The Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.|
|1941||The Italian fleet is routed by the British at the Battle of Battle of Cape Matapan|
|1941||English novelist Virginia Woolf throws herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body will not be found until April 18.|
|1942||A British ship, the HMS Campbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz.|
|1945||Germany launches the last of its V-2 rockets against England.|
|1946||Juan Peron is elected President of Argentina. He will hold the office for six years.|
|1962||The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.|
|1969||Dwight D. Eisenhower dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.|
|1979||A major accident occurs at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant|
|1986||The U.S. Senate passes $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.|
|1990||Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.|
|1999||An American Stealth F117 Nighthawk is shot down over northern Yugoslavia during NATO air strikes.|
But Gregory knew he was heading into an area where he was not welcome. Missouri claimed this land all the way to the Booth line, another survey line drawn in 1836 about nine miles north, but the people who lived here considered themselves part of Iowa. The last time Gregory had crossed the Sullivan line, back in October, he had met a group of locals at a house raising, and when he had explained, carefully, that he had come to collect their taxes on behalf of the state of Missouri, they told him that it would be in his best interest—best for his personal safety—if he went back over the border.The honey theft appears to be incidental to the real dispute over taxes. Sheriff Greggory was arrested and both sides raised a militia. Read how the confusion came about and how the Honey War ended at Atlas Obscura.
Since then, the border conflict between Missouri and Iowa had tensed into what historians would call “the Honey War,” after some unknown Missourian went over the border and cut down three bee trees filled with honey. It was about to escalate even further.