4/14/14

Lincoln Shot, Hubert Bland Dead, Hugo Chávez Regresa

On This Progressive Day: April 14
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (1865)

In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan (1988)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military (2002)

At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent and friend-of-Obama, the Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama reads a big speech on his NewProg economic equalization policies at Georgetown University (2009)

b: François Duvalier (1907), Marvin Miller (1917); d: Hubert Bland (1914)

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