8/19/14

Socialist Workers Party Führer, Bill Clinton Born, Don Hewitt Dead

On This Progressive Day: August 19
The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote (1934)

Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam (1945)

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Ukraine (1991)

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters end their 15-day walkout against United Parcel Service (1997)

A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama receives NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Carl Edwards and others at a White House event honoring Johnson as the winner of the 2008 Sprint Cup Championship (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama proudly ends Operation Iraqi Freedom, with the last of the U.S. brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait (2010)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 77th round of golf as POTUS (2011)

b: Bill Clinton (1946), Tipper Gore (1948); d: Günther von Kluge (1944), Don Hewitt (2009)

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