8/25/14

Alger Hiss Confronted, Egon Krenz Convicted, Teddy Kennedy Dead

August 25: On This Progressive Day
Washington, D.C. is burned and White House is destroyed by British forces (1814)

House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss (1948)

President Harry S Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a labor union strike (1950)

Belarus declares independence from the Soviet Union (1991)

Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy (1997)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 14th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 47th round of golf as POTUS (2010)

At U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 141st round of golf as POTUS (2013)

b: Pavel Axelrod (1850), Erich Honecker (1912); d: Benjamin Aaron (2007), Teddy Kennedy (2009)

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