8/24/14

Yasser Arafat Born, Communist Control Act, Gorbachev Out

August 24: On This Progressive Day
Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague (1349)

France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty (1931)

The Communist Control Act goes into effect outlawing the American Communist Party (1954)

Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them (1967)

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1991)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 13th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 46th round of golf as POTUS (2010)

While vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 80th round of golf as POTUS (2011)

b: Leonardo Conti (1900), Karl Hanke (1903), Yasser Arafat (1929), Kim Sung-Il (1948), David Gregory (1970); d: Simone Weil (1943)

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