John Dewey Born, Eugene Debs Dead, Getting Gadaffi

October 20: On This Progressive Day
The Long March ends (1935)

The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood (1947)

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis (1968)

Siad Barre declares Somalia a socialist state (1970)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the Oval Office (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama comments on the killing of ousted Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi by NATO-backed Islamists (2011)

At U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 147th round of golf as POTUS (2013)

b: Arthur Rimbaud (1854), John Dewey (1859), Hilda Solis (1957); d: Eugene V. Debs (1926), Herbert Hoover (1964), Bob Guccione (2010), Muammar Gadaffi, Mutassim Gaddaffi (2011)

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Militant Prog-Fascisti, Cuba Embargoed, TOTUS in Silver Spring

October 19: On This Progressive Day
The League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia (1935)

The U.S. government places an embargo on Communist Cuba (1960)

President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes (1973)

Black Monday - Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22% (1987)

President B. Hussein Obama visits Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, using a Teleprompter to deliver a speech to children about reading (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama wraps up a three-day phony bus tour of North Carolina and Virginia to promote his phony jobs plan (2011)

b: Fyodor Dan (1871); d: Anna Ulyanova (1935), Grover Norquist (1956), James P. Mitchell (1964), Jon Favreau (1966)

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Lee Harvey Oswald Born, Andreas Baader Dead, Karachi Bombings

October 18: On This Progressive Day
Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization (1648)

Soviet Union begins liberation of invades Czechoslovakia (1944)

The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games (1968)

The kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) come to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members, including Andreas Baader, allegedly commit suicide (1977)

Al-Qaeda's Pakistan operations chief, Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam, perpetrates the Karachi Bombings, a suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that kills 139 and wounds 450 more (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama nominates Jeh Johnson, a Democrat moneyman and defender of the Muslim Brotherhood, to become the next Department of Homeland Security secretary (2013)

b: Pierre Trudeau (1919), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Mauricio Funes (1959); d: Walther von Brauchitsch (1948), Andreas Baader (1977), Gudrun Ensslin (1977), Jan-Carl Raspe (1977)

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Al Capone's Taxes, OPEC Embargo Begins, Ruling Class Fiddles

October 17: On This Progressive Day
Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion (1931)

Albert Einstein, fleeing National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) Germany, moves to the U.S. (1933)

For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship (1941)

OPEC begins an oil embargo against the U.S. and other western nations considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria (1973)

President B. Hussein Obama begins a three-day phony "bus tour" of North Carolina and Virginia to promote his phony jobs plan (2011)

President B. Hussein Obama signs into law a new Continuing Appropriations Act, extending the Cloward-Pivenization of the global economy and the spiraling U.S. debt crisis (2013)

b: Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Theodor Eicke (1892), Zhao Ziyang (1919); d: Rehavam Ze'evi (2001)

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Progressive Virus No Big Deal

Nov. 4 review of hard-left doctrine to degrade U.S. probably too little, too late


(story "Open Thread" at moonbattery.com)
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