5/23/14

Simón Bolívar Proclaimed, Adolf Eichmann Captured, Utah Phillips Dead

On This Progressive Day: May 23

Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (1813)

Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary (1915)

Heinrich Himmler, the head of the National German Socialist Workers Party Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody (1945)

Thomas C. Wasson, the US Consul-General, is assassinated in Jerusalem, Israel by a proto-Islamist Arab sniper (1948)

Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured (1960)

President B. Hussein O'Bama begins a state visit to Ireland (2011)

President B. Hussein Obama delivers a speech at the National Defense University explaining his regime's terror-state appeasement policy (2013)

b: Ernst Niekisch (1889), Andor Jaross (1896), Felix Steiner (1896), Hans Frank (1900); d: Heinrich Himmler (1945), Lloyd Bentsen (2006), Utah Phillips (2008)

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