Three things — This president proposed stripping citizenship for convicted Communists…

Three important historical happenings from Jan. 8:

*In 1815 a rag-tag army under Andrew Jackson defeats the British on the fields of Chalmette in the Battle of New Orleans.

*In 1940 Great Britain begins rationing sugar, meat and butter.

*In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.