Poland Attacked, al-Gaddafi Regime Rising, Soviets Shoot Down KAL 007

September 1: On This Progressive Day
National German Socialist Workers Party soldiers attack Poland, beginning the World War II in Europe (1939)

A coup d'etat in Libya elevates Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power (1969)

Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade (1970)

A coup d'├ętat in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko (1981)

Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter, all 269 on board are killed, including U.S. Rep. Lawrence McDonald (1983)

The Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist is founded, following a split from the Communist Labour Party of Turkey (1990)

b: Walter Reuther (1907), Ann Richards (1933), Mikhail Fradkov (1950); d: Albert Speer (1981), Ilse Koch (1967)

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