Vichy France Round-Up, Barbara Lee Born, JFK Jr. Dead

On This Progressive Day: July 16
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia signs the first constitution of Ethiopia (1931)

The Vichy France government orders French police officers to round up 13,000-20,000 Jews and imprison them in the Winter Velodrome (1942)

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company (1951)

John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed (1999)

President B. Hussein Obama reads a big teleprompted speech in New York City at the NAALCP's 100th anniversary celebration (2009)

b: Vicente Lombardo Toledano (1894), Hermine Braunsteiner (1919), Barbara Lee (1946), Alexis Herman (1947); d: Carmelo Soria (1976), Frank Rizzo (1991)

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