5/20/13

Diego Abad de Santillán, Socialist Workers Party Camp, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

On this day: May 20
The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz (1940)

Radio Martí, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba (1985)

Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre (1989)

President Barack Obama signs into law The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, extending the regulatory force that caused the economic financial crisis in the U.S. (2009)

b: Diego Abad de Santillán (1897); d: Irakli Tsereteli (1959), Hamilton Jordan (2008), Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (2012)

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