Gaetano Bresci Dead, Pact of Steel Inked, Father Michael Pfleger Born

On This Progressive Day: May 22
Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel (1939)

The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed (1942)

In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine; granting $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement (1947)

President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America (1964)

British soldier Lee Rigby is murdered in a London Street by an Islamic terrorist (2013)

b: Maurice J. Tobin (1901), Father Michael Pfleger (1949), Jay Carney (1965); d: Victor Hugo (1885), Gaetano Bresci (1901), Lee Rigby (2013)

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