W.E.B. DuBois Born, Fascism Rules, Patty Hearst's Ransom

On this day: February 23
Benito Mussolini forms the Fascist Party in Italy (1919)

The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst (1974)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages (1980)

President B. Hussein Obama delivers a televised, teleprompted statement on Islamist hope and change in Libya (2011)

President B. Hussein Obama apologizes to Afghan president Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans by NATO troops (2012)

b: W.E.B. DuBois (1868), Leopold Trepper (1904); d: Horst Wessel (1930), Orlando Zapata (2010)

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