6/8/14

1984 Published, Celebrity Communists, National Socialists

On This Progressive Day: June 8
Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value (1906)

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published (1949)

Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members (1949)

Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria (1986)

President B. Hussein Obama receives the XLVI Super Bowl champion New York Giants at The White House (2012)

b: Karl Genzken (1885), Aaron Sorkin (1961); d: George Sand (1876), Karl Hanke (1945); d: Atef Bseiso (1992), Omar Bongo (2009), Fazul Abdullah Mohammed (2011)

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