12/30/13

USSR Formed, UAW On Strike, New Prog Spies

On this day: December 30
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed (1922)

Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies (1924)

The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike (1936)

The U.S. halts heavy bombing of Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1972)

Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed (2006)

An Islamist jihadi suicide bomber kills 9 at Forward Operating Base Chapman, a key facility of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama signs into law a five-year extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (2012)

b: Al Smith (1873), A.C. Townley (1880), Hideki Tōjō (1884); d: Saddam Hussein (2006)

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