Fabian Society Founded, Great Society Proclaimed, Speaker Pelosi

On this day: January 4
The Fabian Society is founded in London (1884)

President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his 'Great Society' during his State of the Union address (1965)

President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee (1974)

The 110th U.S. Congress elects Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama disregards Senate recess rules to appoint Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (2012)

b: William Colby (1920); d: Albert Camus (1960), Hans Lammers (1962), Erwin Schrödinger (1961)

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