The Stonewall Riots, Manuel Zelaya Ousted, Robert Byrd Dead

On This Progressive Day: June 28
Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday (1894)

Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity (1964)

Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement (1969)

Political refugee Elián González is returned to communist Cuba, in a victory for Attorney General Janet Reno (2000)

Friend-of-Barack, progressive Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is finally ousted by a local military coup following a failed scheme to rewrite the Honduran Constitution and cancel presidential term limits, that would have enabled him to remain in power (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama hosts an activist-studded reception in the East Room for LGBT Pride Month (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama gloats from The White House after Obamacare, his signature progressive law, is upheld by the SCOTUS (2012)

b: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1792), Carl Levin (1934), Leon Panetta (1938); d: Edward Carpenter (1929), Alexander Berkman (1936), Robert Byrd (2010)

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