5/22/12

Gaetano Bresci, Pact of Steel, Father Michael Pfleger

On this day: May 22
Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel (1939)

The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed (1942)

In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine; granting $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement (1947)

b: Maurice J. Tobin (1901), Father Michael Pfleger (1949); d: Victor Hugo (1885), Gaetano Bresci (1901)


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