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|1492||King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign a decree expelling all Jews from Spain.|
|1840||“Beau” Brummell, the English dandy and former favorite of the prince regent, dies in a French lunatic asylum for paupers.|
|1858||Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents the pencil with an eraser attached on one end.|
|1867||Russian Baron Stoeckl and U.S. Secretary of State Seward complete the draft of a treaty ceding Alaska to the United States. The treaty is signed the following day.|
|1870||The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, passes.|
|1870||Grant signs bill readmitting Texas to the Union, the last Confederate state readmitted.|
|1885||In Afghanistan, Russian troops inflict a crushing defeat on Afghan forces, despite orders not to fight.|
|1909||The Queensboro Bridge in New York opens. It is the first double decker bridge and links Manhattan and Queens.|
|1916||Mexican bandit Pancho Villa kills 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.|
|1936||Britain announces a naval construction program of 38 warships. This is the largest construction program in 15 years.|
|1941||The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel begins its first offensive against British forces in Libya.|
|1943||Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma, opens on Broadway.|
|1944||The U.S. fleet attacks Palau, near the Philippines.|
|1945||The Red Army advances into Austria.|
|1946||The Allies seize 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party in Frankfurt.|
|1950||President Harry S Truman denounces McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.|
|1957||Tunisia and Morocco sign a friendship treaty in Rabat.|
|1975||As the North Vietnamese forces move toward Saigon, desperate South Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets.|
|1981||Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington, D.C. by John W. Hinckley Jr.|
|1987||Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is bought for $39.85 million.|
But there’s also just a real question out there of whether or not it’s appropriate for men to share restrooms and shower facilities with women.”Of course, Berger is not the only public figure to promote this lie. Here’s House Speaker Tim Moore last week in an interview with Raleigh’s News & Observer
If there’s any entity out there that’s going to tell North Carolina that we have to let men in women’s showers, that’s just too bad, we’re not going to change that,” he said.The compassionate 'christians' at the North Carolina Values Coalition and North Carolina Family Policy Council (which deny even existence of transgender people) are also only too happy to communicate this tale to their misguided followers. The misnamed Values Coalition has gone so far as to promote an ad featuring the photo of a young girl with a backpack walking into a dark and dangerous looking bathroom facility with the title “Don’t cave to political correctness.”
But NC Family Policy Council President John Rustin said that repeal would ‘represent a significant betrayal of the citizens of North Carolina who deeply care about the privacy and safety of women and children in our state.’”And then there’s commentator Dan Way of the “libertarian” John Locke Foundation. Way has repeatedly tweeted over the past several months about the supposed intent of equality supporters. Here he was just last week criticizing UNC basketball coach Roy Williams’ opposition to the law:
Roy Williams: Basketball home court advantage tops keeping men out of girls showers (sic)At times, it’s been hard to decide what’s more maddening: the dishonesty of the accusation or the way supposedly serious journalists have continued to blithely report it.
While lawmakers search for something that is more palatable to the business community, Moore pledged that the final product would still restrict the use of restrooms by transgender peopleand would still block local governments from passing any nondiscrimination ordinances that go beyond federal law, meaning they wouldn’t include protections for the LGBT community. (Emphasis supplied.)