8/24/13

Yasser Arafat Born, Communist Control Act, Gorby Out

On this day: August 24
Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague (1349)

France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty (1931)

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (also known as Nazi-Soviet Pact) is signed between German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov (1939)

The Communist Control Act goes into effect outlawing the American Communist Party (1954)

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1991)

b: Leonardo Conti (1900), Karl Hanke (1903), Yasser Arafat (1929), Kim Sung-Il (1948); d: Simone Weil (1943)

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