8/29/14

S.I. Newhouse Dead, Soviet Communism Suspended, Teddy Kennedy Eulogized

August 29: On This Progressive Day
Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis (1944)

The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (1949)

Supreme Soviet suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party (1991)

President B. Hussein Obama gives the eulogy, mostly about himself, at the funeral service of Senator Teddy Kennedy (2009)

b: John Locke (1632), Edward Carpenter (1894), John McCain (1936), James Florio (1937), Jack Lew (1955), Michael Jackson (1958); d: Brigham Young (1877), Béla Kun (1938), Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. (1979)

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8/28/14

Emmett Till Dead, DNC-Chicago Riots, Gorbachev Steps Down

August 28: On This Progressive Day
Germany declares war on Romania, Italy declares war on Germany (1916)

France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression (1931)

The Philadelphia Race Riot begins (1964)

Riots in Chicago, Illinois during the Democratic National Convention (1968)

Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province (1990)

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1991)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 16th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

b: Viktor Khristenko (1957); d: Emmett Till (1955), Jean Marchand (1988)

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8/27/14

LBJ Born, W.E.B. DuBois Dead, Vineyard Tee Off

August 27: On This Progressive Day
Petroleum discovered in Titusville, PA - world's first successful oil well (1859)

Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war signed by sixty nations (1928)

An IRA bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten (1979)

Moldova declares independence from the Soviet Union (1991)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 15th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 49th round of golf as POTUS (2010)

b: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Joan Kroc (1928), Paul Reubens (1952); d: W.E.B. DuBois (1963), Otto Strasser (1974), Haile Selassie I (1975)

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8/26/14

2016 Alternative To Hillary Clinton

What difference, at this point, does Obama's endorsement make?

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William James Dead, Soviet ICBM Forward, DNC-Chicago

August 26: On This Progressive Day
The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM – a "super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago," according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS (1957)

The Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago (1968)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 48th round of golf as POTUS (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama returns to Washington, D.C., ahead of Hurricane Irene, cutting short his annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard (2011)

b: Anna Ulyanova (1864), Ivan Mihailov (1896); d: William James (1910), Charles Lindbergh (1974)

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