6/17/12

Smoot-Hawley, John Murtha, Dodd-Frank

On this day: June 17
U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law (1930)

In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a workers' rebellion (1953)

Following a televised low-speed highway chase and a failed attempt at suicide, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman (1994)

President Barack Obama announces the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial regulation proposal, and signs a memorandum extending benefits to federal employees involved in same sex partnerships (2009)

b: Martin Bormann (1900), John Murtha (1932); Paul Rostock (1956)


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