Diego Abad de Santillán Born, New Socialist Workers Party Camp, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Dead

On This Progressive Day: May 20
The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz (1940)

Radio Martí, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba (1985)

Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre (1989)

President B. Hussein Obama signs into law The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, extending the regulatory force that caused the so-called "2008 financial crisis" in the U.S. (2009)

b: Diego Abad de Santillán (1897); d: Irakli Tsereteli (1959), Hamilton Jordan (2008), Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (2012)

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