John Locke, Semipalatinsk, Sam Newhouse

On this day: August 29
Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis (1944)

The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (1949)

Supreme Soviet suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party (1991)

President B. Hussein Obama gives the eulogy, mostly about himself, at the funeral service of Senator Teddy Kennedy (2009)

b: John Locke (1632), Edward Carpenter (1894), John McCain (1936), James Florio (1937); d: Brigham Young (1877), Béla Kun (1938), Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. (1979)

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