11/14/13

ValJar Born, Lech Wałęsa Freed, Clinton's BigGov Shut-Down

On this day: November 14
The Communist Party of Spain is founded (1921)

Jimmy Carter issues Executive order freezing all Iranian assets in the U.S. in response to the hostage crisis (1979)

Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border (1982)

A budget standoff between President Bill Clinton and the U.S. Congress causes the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run essential government offices with skeleton staffs (1995)

President B. Hussein Obama delivers a big speech at Suntory Hall in Minato, Tokyo, Japan (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS return from their four-nation tour having met with various world leaders, spoken at multiple venues, and held news conferences (2010)

b: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Valerie Jarrett (1956); d: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1831), Daniel Tobin (1955), Ahmed Jabari (2012)

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