Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, Dodd-Frank, Rodney King

On this day: June 17
U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law (1930)

In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a workers' rebellion (1953)

Following a televised low-speed highway chase and a failed attempt at suicide, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman (1994)

President B. Hussein Obama announces the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial regulation proposal and signs a memorandum extending benefits to federal employees involved in same sex partnerships (2009)

b: Martin Bormann (1900), John Murtha (1932); Paul Rostock (1956), Rodney King (2012)

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