Al Capone's Taxes, OPEC Embargo Begins, Ruling Class Fiddles

October 17: On This Progressive Day
Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion (1931)

Albert Einstein, fleeing National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) Germany, moves to the U.S. (1933)

For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship (1941)

OPEC begins an oil embargo against the U.S. and other western nations considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria (1973)

President B. Hussein Obama begins a three-day phony "bus tour" of North Carolina and Virginia to promote his phony jobs plan (2011)

President B. Hussein Obama signs into law a new Continuing Appropriations Act, extending the Cloward-Pivenization of the global economy and the spiraling U.S. debt crisis (2013)

b: Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Theodor Eicke (1892), Zhao Ziyang (1919); d: Rehavam Ze'evi (2001)

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