Tea Party, Cleveland, Kazakhstan Revolt

On this day: December 16
Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act (1773)

Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother (1938)

Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks (1978)

Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Mikhail Gorbachev's tenure (1986)

Ron Paul raises a record amount of money online in a single day "money bomb": over $6 million in 24 hours (2007)

b: George Santayana (1863), Rudolf Diels (1900); d: Gabriel Narutowicz (1922)

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