12/29/13

Labor Suppressed, Harry Hopkins Dead, Axis of Evil

On this day: January 29
U.S. President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute (1834)

Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia in which they killed over 1 million civilians (1998)

In his State of the Union Address, U.S. President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea (2002)

President B. Hussein Obama signs his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (2009)

President B. Hussein stages a typical, so-called "town hall meeting" of hand-selected unionists at the University of Tampa (2010)

b: Anton Chekhov (1860), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Gerda Steinhoff (1922); d: Harry Hopkins (1946), H. L. Mencken (1956)

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