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This was recorded a few weeks ago, before the death of Nelson Mandela:
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
On January 25, 1787, Shays’ Rebellion experienced its largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, with four of the rebels dead, and 20 wounded. The rebellion was a key moment in United States history. Daniel Shays and his followers objected to Massachussetts’ high taxes and rampant cronyism. The revolt, which was completely suppressed, led to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and drawing George Washington from his retirement.