8/21/14

Leon Trotsky Dead, Prague Spring Crushed, George Jackson Dead

On This Progressive Day: August 21
The flag of the Nationalist German Socialist Workers Party is installed atop the Mount Elbrus (1942)

Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring (1968)

Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses (1991)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 78th round of golf as POTUS (2011)

b: George J. Mitchell (1933), Jon Tester (1956); d: Leon Trotsky (1940), George Jackson (1971), James P. Cannon (1974), Benigno Aquino, Jr. (1983)


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