6/1/14

John Dewey Dead, Robert Mugabe Rises, Obama Motors UAW

On This Progressive Day: June 1
Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance (1779)

The Leninist Communist Youth League of the Karelo-Finnish SSR holds its first congress (1940)

The Farhud, a pogrom in Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad (1941)

Ion Antonescu, "Conducator" of Romania during World War II, is executed (1946)

The tyrannical regime of Robert Mugabe takes power in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (1979)

President George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production (1990)

A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv in the Dolphinarium Massacre (2001)

President B. Hussein Obama informs the American public that he has given ownership of General Motors to the United Auto Workers (2009)

b: Georgi Dobrovolski (1928), d: Ion Antonescu (1946), John Dewey (1952), Nikolai Tikhonov (1997), Haleh Sahabi (2011)

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