6/5/14

John Maynard Keynes Born, György Lukacs Dead, Jim Jeffords Comes Out

On This Progressive Day: June 5
The U.S. Congress abrogates the use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold (1933)

The International Communist Conference begins in Moscow (1969)

The Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar following an order from Indira Gandhi; death count adds up to almost 6,000 (1984)

U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the GOP, an act which shifts control of the U.S. Senate from the Republicans to the Democratics (2001)

President B. Hussein Obama arrives in Paris with FLOTUS and entourage; visits the Eiffel Tower (2009)

The Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, becomes the first U.S. Governor to survive a recall election (2012)

President B. Hussein Obama receives the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens at The White House (2013)

b: Pancho Villa (1878), John Maynard Keynes (1883), John Carlos (1945); d: György Lukacs (1971), Ronald Reagan (2004)

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