6/26/14

The Great War, I Am A Jelly Donut, Cash-for-Clunkers

On This Progressive Day: June 26
End of the June Days Uprising in Paris (1848)

The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain, France, Italy, and Russia against Germany, and Austria-Hungary in World War I (1917)

U.S. occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic (1924)

President John F. Kennedy speaks the famous words "I am a jelly donut" on a visit to West Berlin (1963)

Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial (1975)

President B. Hussein Obama signs the progressive 'Cash-for-Clunkers' legislation into law (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama outlines a second-term environmental strategy to halt economic growth in a speech on climate change, the BigGov scheme formerly known as Global Warming (2013)

b: Willy Messerschmitt (1898); d: Max Kögel (1946), Strom Thurmond (2003), Marc Rich (2013)

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