1/31/12

Benjamin Hooks, Leon Trotsky, Saigon

On this day: January 31
The U.S. orders all Native Americans to move into reservations (1876)

The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky (1929)

President Harry S Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb (1950)

Viet Cong attack the U.S. embassy in Saigon (1968)

President Barack Obama speaks at the Alfalfa Club annual banquet (2009)

b: Anna Pavlova (1881), Benjamin Hooks (1925); d: Ernesto Miranda (1976), Molly Ivins (2007)


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