4/27/12

Habeas Corpus, Mussolini in Dongo, BirthGate

On this day: April 27
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus (1861)

The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson (1904)

The UAW gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor (1936)

The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the National Socialist German Workers Party, ceases publication (1945)

Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier (1945)

President Barack Obama travels to Iowa and tours the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa, where he delivers remarks on how to grow the economy and put Americans back to work (2010)

The White House releases a copy of President Barack Obama's "long-form" birth certificate that is later proven a forgery (2011)

b: Joe Moakley (1947); d: Antonio Gramsci (1937), Edward R. Murrow (1965)


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