League of Nations Fail, Janis Joplin, Jan Palach

On this day: January 19
German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the U.S. (1917)

The U.S. Senate votes against joining the League of Nations (1920)

Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union (1969)

Republican Scott Brown wins the Massachusetts Senate special election in spite of President Barack Obama's personal efforts in support of his opponent, Martha Coakley (2010)

b: Janis Joplin (1943); d: Werner Sombart (1863), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1865), Martin Durkin (1955), Thomas Kennedy (1963), William O. Douglas (1980), Arthur Goldberg (1990)

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