Chain Reaction, Davis-Bacon, Nikita Khrushchev Elected

On this day: September 12
Leó Szilárd conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction (1933)

The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath (1947)

Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953)

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg (1974)

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama lectures unionists in Minneapolis, Minnesota about Obamacare, his federal takeover of the health insurance industry (2009)

b: Leonard Peltier (1944); d: Robert L. Bacon (1938), Hugo Schmeisser (1953)

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