Nelson Mandela Sentenced, Saul Alinsky Dead, O.J. Simpson H8

On This Progressive Day: June 12
Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday (1942)

ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa (1964)

The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule (1987)

A corrupt, fraudulent presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world but no comment from President B. Hussein Obama (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe in the Oval Office (2009)

b: David Rockefeller (1915); d: Saul Alinsky (1972), Philip Vera Cruz (1994), Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (1994), Philip H. Corboy (2012)
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