Jan # 2 History

United States
January 2, 2018 6:50pm CST
What interesting events took place in past years on January 2nd? I didn't realize that this event happened so long ago. On Jan. 2nd, 1900, Secretary of State, John Hay, announced the "Open Door Policy" to begin trading between the U.S. and China. What I do remember, from my childhood, which was not THAT long ago, is that things that were labeled "made in China" were considered to be of poor quality. Now we know differently. Today there are many expert craftsmen in China who make good quality products. Something else that happened on Jan. 2 , 1935 Bruno Hauptmann went on trial for the kidnapping and murdering of the 20 month old son of Charles Linbergh. He was found guilty and executed.
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@josie_ (7410)
• Philippines
3 Jan
It might interest you to know that in the Philippines we have a Camp John Hay. Name after pres. Theodore Roosevelt's sec. of state. Built by the US military and defense department in 1903. It was use as a rest and recreation facility for American soldiers serving in the Far East. It also serve as a summer vacation residence for the US ambassador to the Philippines.
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• United States
4 Jan
That's very interesting . Thanks for the information My husband was in the Philippines when we were stationed in Okinawa. He may know about it.
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• Rochester, New York
3 Jan
The only thing I won't buy that comes from China is pet food or treats.
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@maezee (33011)
• United States
3 Jan
All important things for sure!
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