Decree For Red Terror, Guy Burgess Dead, JFK Opens Hotline

August 30: On This Progressive Day
Fanya Kaplan, an assassin, shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin; this, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror (1918)

Hotline between U.S. and Soviet leaders goes into operation (1963)

The People's Mujahedin of Iran assassinate Iran's President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (1981)

Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR (1990)

While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama lectures President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, President Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania and Andris Bērziņš of Latvia on "flexibility" with Russia (2013)

b: Huey Long (1893), Molly Ivins (1944), d: Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1946), Guy Burgess (1963)

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