8/16/13

E.F. Schumacher, LBJ's Coup, Idi Amin

On this day: August 16
The Communist Party is banned in German-occupied Norway (1940)

A coup d'état replaces Duong Van Minh with General Nguyen Khanh as President of South Vietnam (1964)

The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested (1966)

b: George Meany (1894), E. F. Schumacher (1911); d: Harry Dexter White (1948), Abu Nidal (2002), Idi Amin (2003)

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