Mikhail Bakunin Born, Paris Commune Fails, Lod Airport Massacre

On This Progressive Day: May 30
The Paris Commune falls (1871)

The Angry Brigade anarchists go on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom (1972)

In Tel Aviv members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others (1972)

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled by student demonstrators (1989)

President B. Hussein Obama announces plans to appoint a CyberSpace Czar (2009)

Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex marriage (2013)

b: Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Georg von Küchler (1881), Zacarias Moussaoui (1968); d: Georgi Plekhanov (1918), Leó Szilárd (1964), Ezra Taft Benson (1994)

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