8/20/13

Leon Trotsky Attacked, Slobodan Milošević, Joe's Nuke

On this day: August 20
Exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded in Mexico City by an assassin's ice axe; he dies the next day (1940)

The Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb (1953)

More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev (1991)

b: Ton Duc Thang (1888), George J. Mitchell (1933), Slobodan Milošević (1941); d: Gene Upshaw (2008), Hua Guofeng (2008)

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