12/8/13

AFL Founded, Soviet Union Fail, Clinton Signs NAFTA

On this day: December 8
The American Federation of Labor is founded in Columbus, Ohio (1886)

The U.S. Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan (1941)

Gas vans are first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Łódź in Poland (1941)

The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (1991)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by U.S. President Bill Clinton (1993)

al-Qaeda-related Islamic jihadi terrorists kill 127 and injure 448 in Baghdad, Iraq (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama and VP Joe Biden attend the Army-Navy football game (2012)

b: Mikhail Kasyanov (1957); d: John Lennon (1980)

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