6/7/13

Muammar al-Gaddafi, Operation Opera, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

On this day: June 7
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh (1936)

The SCOTUS hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples (1965)

The SCOTUS overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment (1971)

The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera (1981)

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, is killed in an airstrike by the United States Air Force (2006)

b: Alois Hitler (1837), Imre Nagy (1896), Muammar al-Gaddafi (1942); d: Oswald Pohl (1951), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (2006)

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