12/8/12

AFL-CIO, Chelmno Łódź, Clinton-NAFTA

On this day: December 8
The American Federation of Labor is founded in Columbus, Ohio (1886)

The U.S. Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan (1941)

Gas vans are first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Łódź in Poland (1941)

The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (1991)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by U.S. President Bill Clinton (1993)

b: Mikhail Kasyanov (1957); d: John Lennon (1980)

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