Vietnam United, Andrei Gromyko Rises/Falls, Robert Byrd Remembered

On This Progressive Day: July 2
Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield (1881)

The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

The East St. Louis Riots end (1917)

North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (1974)

Andrei Gromyko is appointed the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (1985)

President B. Hussein Obama receives leaders of crony-capitalist corporations in the Roosevelt Room, and reads teleprompted remarks about job-destroying BigGov plans in the White House Rose Garden.

President B. Hussein Obama gives a New Progressive "shout out" eulogy at a memorial service for ex-Klu Klux Klansman Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama, FLOTUS and huge entourage conclude a lavish, African vacation tour in Tanzania (2013)

b: Medgar Evers (1925), Patrice Lumumba (1925); d: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1778), Ernst Röhm (1934), Georgi Dimitrov (1949), Andrei Gromyko (1989)

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