10/16/12

Eugenics, Warsaw Ghetto, Black Power Salute

On this day: October 16
Eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger founds Planned Parenthood, opening the first U.S. 'birth control' clinic (1916)

Warsaw Ghetto established (1940)

Cuban Missile Crisis between the U.S. and Cuba began (1962)

U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked out of the USA's team for performing a Black Power salute during a medal ceremony (1968)

President Barack Obama speaks to a forum at Texas A&M University, alongside former President George H. W. Bush (2009)

b: Oscar Wilde (1854), Max Kögel (1895), Enver Hoxha (1908); d: Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher (executed, 1946)

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