5/9/14

Ethiopia Annexed, Hermann Göring Captured, Ulrike Meinhof Dead

On this day: May 9
Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5 (1936)

Hermann Göring is captured by the U.S. Army (1945)

Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran (1979)

President B. Hussein Obama holds forth at the White House Correspondents' Lovefest, along with special dinner guest comedian Wanda Sykes (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama picks swing-state Virginia to read a big teleprompted speech at Hampton University commencement (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama announces his opposition to marriage defined as between one man and one woman (2012)

b: Ştefan Foriş (1892), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Daniel Berrigan (1921); d: Ulrike Meinhof (1976), Malcolm Shabazz (2013)

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