8/3/14

Progs ❤ Somaliland, Alger Hiss Accused, Obama ❤ Kuwait

On This Progressive Day: August 3
The Great War: Germany declares war against France (1914)

Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th POTUS following the death of Warren G. Harding the previous day (1923)

Italy, under its iconic Progressive leader Benito Mussolini, invades British Somaliland (1940)

Alger Hiss, a U.S. lawyer, author, and government official who was active in the establishment of the U.N. as a State Department officer, is correctly accused by Whittaker Chambers of having been a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union (1948)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran (2005)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at The White House (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama holds another tête-à-tête with the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at The White House (2010)

b: Achim Gercke (1902), Jack Straw (1946); d: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (2008)

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