Progressive Anarchy, Sam Rayburn Rises, O-Chicago

September 16: On This Progressive Day
A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J.P. Morgan building in New York City -- 38 are killed and 400 injured (1920)

Sam Rayburn elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1940)

Concerned that Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1941)

Juan PerĂ³n is deposed in Argentina (1955)

President B. Hussein Obama delivers remarks on the South Lawn of the White House to promote Chicago's failed bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama signs the America Invents Act, a fundamental transformation of the U.S. patent system, into law.

b: Stephanie von Hohenlohe (1891); d: McGeorge Bundy (1996)

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