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Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- September 27
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SEPTEMBER 27 1938 – FDR writes a letter to Hitler. Delano DELANO was concerned that Hitler was going to invade Czechoslovakia and was trying to avoid conflict. While German Chancellor Adolf Hitler wrote back stating that he was sympathetic to Roosevelt’s wish to avoid hostilities, Hitler had full intentions of taking over Sudetenland. SOO-DAY-TON-LAND He felt obliged to take over a nat5ion that he felt was rightfully German in ancestry and history. Hitler mentioned he was also dissatisfied with the 1919 Treaty of Versailles which founded the Czechoslovak State that the League of Nations ignored. President Roosevelt responded that first, he wanted matters settled between Germany and Czechoslovakia governments, Second, act of force would lead to and unjustifiable war. “Should you agree o a solution in this peaceful manner I am convinced that hundreds of millions throughout the world would recognize your action as an outstanding historic service to all humanity. …and the souls of every man, woman and child whose lives will be lost in the threatened war, will hold us and all of us accountable should we omit any appeal for prevention of war.” Hitler of course would ignore the fact that FDR was right and invaded Czechoslovakia anyway in March 1939. 1869 – Wild Bill Hickok is relieved of duty as sheriff of Hays City, Kansas. James Butler, otherwise known as Wild Bill Hickok was born May 27, 1837 in Troy Grove, Ill. He was a helluva shooter since he was a young child. Hickok boasted a tall slim figure who had a heavy hand for dealing with lawlessness. He joined General James Lane’s Free State forces in Kansas, who opposed slavery. Hickok would serve as a Union soldier and spy in the Civil War, and was a very popular scout, marksman, actor and gambler. But as sheriff, Hickok had a bad reputation for killing people for the sake of enforcing the peace. He shot a soldier who resisted arrest, and then some drunk dudes at John Bitter’s Beer Saloon who were acting like they were in the Old West and creating havoc in the saloon. The Hay