5/10/14

Progs Burn Books, Robert Hanssen Sentenced, Elena Kagan Appointed

On This Progressive Day: May 10
In Germany, the German National Socialist Workers Party or 'Nazis' stage massive public book burnings (1933)

François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic (1981)

F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling U.S. secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds (2002)

A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate (2005)

President B. Hussein Obama appoints Elena Kagan as his Supreme Court nominee (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama reads a big teleprompted speech in El Paso, Texas, on his support for illegal immigration (2011)

b: Alfred Jodl (1890), Richard Darman (1943); d: Richard Glücks (1945), Konrad Henlein (1945)

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