Jesse Jackson Jr., Gorby, Valerie Jarrett

On this day: March 11
Bolshevist Russia moves the national capital from Petrograd to Moscow (1918)

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union's leader (1985)

Janet Reno is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Attorney General (1993)

Michelle Bachelet, socialist President of Chile, is inaugurated (2006)

President Barack Obama creates (by executive order) a White House Council on Women and Girls to be chaired by White House consiglieri Valerie Jarrett (2009)

b: Reverend Ralph Abernathy (1926), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dock Ellis (1945), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (1965); d: Slobodan Milošević (2006)

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