Al Capone Convicted, Albert Einstein Defected, OPEC Embargo

On this day: October 17
Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion (1931)

Albert Einstein, fleeing Nazi Germany, moves to the U.S. (1933)

For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship (1941)

OPEC begins an oil embargo against the U.S. and other western nations considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria (1973)

President B. Hussein Obama begins a three-day phony "bus tour" of North Carolina and Virginia to promote his phony jobs plan (2011)

b: Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Theodor Eicke (1892), Zhao Ziyang (1919); d: Rehavam Ze'evi (2001)

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