Today in History, May 13

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  1. Today in 1846, President Polk declared war on Mexico. "We're going to war with Mexico, and do you know who's going to pay for that war? That's right, Mexico!"
  2. Today in 1958, Nixon's goodwill visit to Venezuela was marred by an angry crowd of protestors attacking and nearly overturning his car. And on that day, Nixon learned to never, ever, anger protesters again.
  3. Today in 1940, Winston Churchill proclaimed that "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat." Scotch was to be included in that list, but, well, Churchill.