4/19/14

Otto Georg Thierack Born, Bay of Pigs Fail, Branch Davidians Killed

On This Progressive Day: April 19
First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine (1936)

Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established (1945)

The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the Progressive defenders (1961)

Clinton Administration Attorney General Janet Reno ends the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas; 81 people die (1993)

Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title (2011)

Boston Marathon bombings suspect, the Islamic terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is killed in a shootout with police; his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts (2013)

b: Otto Georg Thierack (1889); d: Charles Darwin (1882), Hermine Braunsteiner (1999)

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