Eldridge Cleaver, Gleiwitz, Symbionese Liberation

On this day: August 31
Henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months (1422)

Nazi (National Socialist Workers Party) Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an excuse to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II in Europe (1939)

William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst (1978)

New design of the Oval Office is presented to the press. President Barack Obama announces an end to the combat mission in Iraq with a speech (2010)

b: Eldridge Cleaver (1935), d: Dodi Al-Fayed (1997)

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