Chain Reaction, Long Live Davis-Bacon, Nikita Khrushchev Elected

September 12: On This Progressive Day
Leó Szilárd conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction (1933)

The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath (1947)

Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953)

The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon (1959)

Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman (1970)

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg (1974)

The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet shooting down of the civilian jetliner KAL007 on September 1 (1983)

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama lectures unionists in Minneapolis, Minnesota about Obamacare, his Cloward-Pivening of the U.S. healthcare industry (2009)

b: Leonard Peltier (1944); d: Robert L. Bacon (1938), Hugo Schmeisser (1953)

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