7/22/14

New Viral Image Tags Obama

Preezy's New Prog Era same as the failed original, yet relief from destruction must wait

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FDR's Court-Packing Fail, Danny Glover Born, Stupid Henry Louis Gates Tricks

On This Progressive Day: July 22
The U.S. Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's court-packing scheme to add more justices to the SCOTUS (1937)

The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins (1942)

At a primetime news conference, President B. Hussein Obama comments on the arrest of the Harvard professor and "black culture" expert Henry Louis Gates, and the "stupid" actions of the Cambridge, MA police in arresting Gates (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama receives the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball champion Louisville Cardinals at The White House (2013)

b: Theodore Morell (1886), Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Danny Glover (1946), Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (1993); d: Errico Malatesta (1932), Qusay and Uday Hussein (2003)

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7/21/14

Janet Reno Born, Tony Blair Rising, Obama-Dodd-Frank

On This Progressive Day: July 21
In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100 (1925)

Fabian Society member Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister 3 years later (1994)

President B. Hussein Obama signs the Dodd-Frank bill, the most intrusive and centralized financial system regulation since the New Deal (2010)

NASA's Space Shuttle program is terminated with the landing of Atlantis on mission STS-135 (2011)

b: Les Aspin (1938), Janet Reno (1938), Paul Wellstone (1944), Garry Trudeau (1948); d: Ta Mok (2006), Alexander Cockburn (2012)

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7/20/14

Pancho Villa Dead, Felix Dzerzhinsky Dead, Barbara Mikulski Born

On This Progressive Day: July 20
Rioting in Baltimore, Maryland by B & O Railroad workers is put down by the state militia, resulting in nine deaths (1877)

The troops sent by Grover Cleveland to Chicago to end the Pullman Strike are recalled (1894)

Police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, wounding fifty; Seattle police led by the mayor police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen, and the governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks (1934)

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrenti Beria its chief (1941)

Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs (1950)

President B. Hussein Obama receives the Apollo 11 crew, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, in the Oval Office of The White House on the 40th anniversary of their lunar landing (2009)

b: Frantz Fanon (1925), Barbara Mikulski (1936); d: Pancho Villa (1923), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1926), Helen Thomas (2013)

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7/19/14

Herbert Marcuse Born, Sandinistas Rising, Trayvon Obama

On This Progressive Day: July 19
Five womyn are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts (1692)

The Progressive Sandinista rebels overthrow the U.S.-backed government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua (1979)

Following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, President B. Hussein Obama gives a big speech in the White House Press Room, in which he says, famously, "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." (2013)

b: Herbert Marcuse (1898), George McGovern (1922); d: Sarah Good, Susannah Martin (1692), Maurice J. Tobin (1953)

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