4/12/14

FDR Dead, Clinton Cited for Contempt, Abbie Hoffman Dead

On This Progressive Day: April 12
The US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers (1934)

Vice-president Harry S Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President (1945)

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1) (1961)

President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit (1999)

b: John Hagee (1940), d: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945), Abbie Hoffman (1989)

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