5/10/13

Progressives Burn Books, Robert Hanssen, Elena Kagan Appointed

On this day: May 10
In Germany, the Socialist Workers' Party or 'Nazis' stage massive public book burnings (1933)

François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic (1981)

F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling U.S. secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds (2002)

President Barack Obama appoints Elena Kagan as his Supreme Court nominee (2010)

b: Alfred Jodl (1890), Richard Darman (1943); d: Richard Glücks (1945), Konrad Henlein (1945)


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