5/23/12

Simón Bolívar, Adolf Eichmann, Utah Phillips

On this day: May 23
Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (1813)

Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary (1915)

Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured (1960)

President Barack O'bama begins a state visit to Ireland (2011)

b: Ernst Niekisch (1889), Felix Steiner (1896), Hans Frank (1900); d: Heinrich Himmler (1945), Utah Phillips (2008)


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