Soviets ❤ Nazis, Gdańsk-Solidarność, #OWS Begins

September 17: On This Progressive Day
The U.S. Constitution is signed in Philadelphia (1787)

The Soviet Union joins Nazi (National Socialist Workers Party) Germany's invasion of Poland (1939)

After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarność (Solidarity) is established (1980)

Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay (1980)

Last Russian troops leave Poland (1993)

President B. Hussein Obama delivers remarks at a "rally" for his Cloward-Pivening of the U.S. healthcare industry at the University of Maryland; he also hosts a screening of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" along with Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar (2009)

#Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City (2011)

b: Chuck Grassley (1933), David Souter (1939); d: Karl Popper (1994), Spiro Agnew (1996), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (2006), Noordin Mohammad Top (2009), Russell E. Train (2012)

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