SCOTUS Oil, Afghanistan Fail, Yolanda King Dead

On This Progressive Day: May 15
SCOTUS declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up (1911)

The Winnipeg General Strike begins; by 11am almost the whole working population of Winnipeg, Manitoba had walked off the job (1919)

After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet Red Army begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan (1988)

President B. Hussein Obama honors the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies at the White House (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama has a private strategy meeting with U.S. Senator John McCain (2013)

b: Prescott Bush (1895), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Utah Phillips (1935); d: Theodore H. White (1986), Yolanda King (2007)

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