George Soros, Joe 4, MLB On Strike

On this day: August 12
Chicago is founded (1833)

The Night of the Murdered Poets – thirteen most prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow (1952)

The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon (1953)

Major League Baseball players go on strike, forcing cancellation of the 1994 World Series (1994)

President Barack Obama holds a welcoming ceremony for newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the East Room of the White House (2009)

b: Klara Pölzl (1860), George Soros (1930), Willie Horton (1951); d: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (1944), William Shockley (1989)

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