9/20/14

Van Jones Born, #Occupy NFL, Marriott Islamabad Bombed

September 20: On This Progressive Day
Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President following the assassination of James Garfield (1881)

German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv, Ukraine (1942)

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations (1977)

National Football League players begin a 57-day strike (1982)

An Islamist suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people (1984)

Fedayeen Islam detonates a dump truck full of explosives in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others (2008)

At Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County, Maryland, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 20th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama orders an end to the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing openly gay men and women in the workplace for the first time (2011)

b: Upton Sinclair (1878), Sam Church (1936), Anthony 'Van' Jones (1968); d: Eduard Wirths (1945)

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