12/28/13

Executive Resignation, Woodrow Wilson Born, Kim Il-sung Presides

On this day: December 28
John C. Calhoun becomes the first U.S. Vice President to resign (1832)

Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the U.S. Army (1835)

Kim Il-sung, already Prime Minister of North Korea and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, becomes the first President of North Korea (1972)

The Endangered Species Act is passed in the U.S. (1973)

Senegalese Marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress (1974)

President B. Hussein Obama breaks a 3-day silence to make his first public remarks on the Christmas Day attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by an Islamist jihadi terrorist (2009)

43 people are killed by an Islamist jihadi suicide bomber in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura (2009)

b: Woodrow Wilson (1856), Erich Mielke (1907); d: Victor Emmanuel III (1947)

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