Bolívar, U.S. Grant Expels Jews, Timişoara

On this day: December 17
General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky (1862)

The U.S. successfully launched the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile in Cape Canaveral (1957)

Protests continue in Timişoara with rioters breaking into the Romanian Communist Party's District Committee building and attempting to set it on fire (1989)

Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the U.S. (2007)

b: William Safire (1929); d: Simón Bolívar (1830), Jack Anderson (2005), Kim Jong-il

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