2/5/14

Frank Podmore Born, John Murtha Rises, Manuel Noriega Indicted

On this day: February 5
Congress enacts a law banning most Asian immigration to the U.S. (1917)

John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the U.S. Congress (1974)

Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, a long-term payee of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges (1988)

b: Frank Podmore (1856), Adlai Stevenson (1900), William S. Burroughs (1914); d: Mátyás Rákosi (1971)

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