10/23/12

Habeas Corpus, Vladmir Lenin, Dalnik

On this day: October 23
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases (1861)

Vladmir Lenin calls for the October Revolution (1917)

19,000 Jews are burned alive at Dalnik in Odessa by Romanian and German troops (1941)

The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. Marines; a French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops (1983)

President Barack Obama declares a national emergency, in response to the H1N1 epidemic (2009)

b: Frank Rizzo (1920); d: William N. Doak (1933)

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