6/11/14

Bartolomeo Vanzetti Born, Charlie Rangel Born, U.S. - Soviet Bailout

On This Progressive Day: June 11
The U.S. agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union (1942)

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island (1962)

Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam (1963)

President B. Hussein Obama stages a 'town hall' meeting of unionists in Green Bay, Wisconsin to promote Obamacare, the federal government's takeover of the U.S. health insurance industry (2009)

b: Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888), Charles B. Rangel (1930), Henry Cisneros (1947); d: John L. Lewis (1969), Timothy McVeigh (2001), TeĆ³filo Stevenson (2012)

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