8/27/14

LBJ Born, W.E.B. DuBois Dead, Vineyard Tee Off

August 27: On This Progressive Day
Petroleum discovered in Titusville, PA - world's first successful oil well (1859)

Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war signed by sixty nations (1928)

An IRA bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten (1979)

Moldova declares independence from the Soviet Union (1991)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 15th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 49th round of golf as POTUS (2010)

b: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Joan Kroc (1928), Paul Reubens (1952); d: W.E.B. DuBois (1963), Otto Strasser (1974), Haile Selassie I (1975)

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