5/8/14

Hard Hat Riot, Wounded Knee, Soviets Boycott Olympics

On This Progressive Day: May 8
The Hard Hat Riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with anti-war demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War (1970)

Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571; Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day (1972)

A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants (1973)

The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California (1984)

b: Friedrich Hayek (1899); d: John Stuart Mill (1873), Vera Zasulich (1919), Wilhelm Rediess (1945), Bernhard Rust (1945), Josef Terboven (1945)

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