Boss Tweed, Black Panthers, Legalized Union Extortion

On this day: December 4
Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then Spain (1875)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the U.S. (1943)

Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers (1969)

United States v. Enmons argued at SCOTUS (1972)

President Barack Obama goes to Allentown, Pennsylvania to give a big speech (2009)

b: Francisco Franco (1892); d: Thomas Hobbes (1679), Hannah Arendt (1975)

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