5/11/14

Adolf Eichmann Captured, Klaus Barbie On Trial, Kim Philby Dead

On This Progressive Day: May 11
4,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois (1894)

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive National Socialist Workers' Party big Adolf Eichmann, living under the assumed name Ricardo Klement (1960)

The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market (1960)

Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon, France for war crimes committed during World War II (1987)

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the al-Qaeda group operating in Iraq and Syria, kills at least 46 people with a pair of car bombs in Reyhanlı, Turkey (2013)

b: Jim Jeffords (1934), Harold Ford, Jr. (1970); d: Daniel De Leon (1914), Kim Philby (1988)

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