8/22/14

Leni Riefenstahl Born, Huey Newton Dead, Welfare Reform Signed

On This Progressive Day: August 22
Jacob Barsimson, the first known Jewish immigrant to America, arrives in New Amsterdam (1654)

German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad (1941)

NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers (1966)

President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, ensuring his re-election; the reform would later be reversed under hard-Prog President B. Hussein Obama (1996)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 45th round of golf as POTUS (2010)

b: Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Ray Marshall (1928); d: Döme Sztójay (1946), Huey P. Newton (1989), Jomo Kenyatta (1978)

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