12/29/11

Oglala Lakota, London, Václav Havel

On this day: December 29
U.S. soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota men, women, and children with 4 Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)

The Luftwaffe firebombs London, killing almost 200 civilians (1940)

Václav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia, becoming the first non-Communist to attain the post in more than four decades (1989)

b: Tom Bradley (1917); d: Grigori Rasputin (1916), Rainer Maria Rilke (1926)


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