5/16/14

John Conyers Born, Khrushchev Demands, Cultural Revolution Begins

On This Progressive Day: May 16
Nikita Khrushchev demands an apology from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for U-2 spy plane flights over the Soviet Union thus ending a Big Four summit in Paris (1960)

The Communist Party of China issues the 'May 16 Notice', marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution (1966)

Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; this time he is elected for life (1974)

Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government (1983)

In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in terrorist attacks by the Salafia Jihadia group (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama names Jon Huntsman, Jr., the progressive GOP Governor of Utah, as U.S. Ambassador to China (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête and working dinner with his favorite foreign leader, the fellow Islamist and Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (2013)

b: Gheorghe Apostol (1913), John Conyers (1929); d: Julius Schreck (1936), A. Philip Randolph (1979)

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