"HAIR GROWING OVER HIS KNUCKLES" TYPE LAWMAKER
During a debate to eliminate state-funded abortions for poor women by the North Carolina State Appropriations Committee in 1995, 71-year-old Republican Henry Aldridge explained, "The facts show people who are raped, who are truly raped, the juices don't flow, the body's functions don't work, and they don't get pregnant." Aldridge's reason for taking the floor had been to apologize for an earlier comment that rape and incest victims were sexually promiscuous.
HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED
George Washington (1732-1799), first President of the United States, needed to be at Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, on April 30, 1789, for his inauguration. But he could not have made the trip without a loan of $600 from a neighbor.