Dnipropetrovsk Massacre, Carlos The Jackal Born, Khrushchev's Shoe

October 12: On This Progressive Day
The first insane asylum in the U.S. opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia (1773)

The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools (1892)

This and the next day, National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi) members kill 11,000 Jews in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (1941)

Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at U.N. General Assembly meeting (1960)

The former autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia (1999)

The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two Islamist suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39 (2000)

Islamist terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300 (2002)

b: Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (1949); d: Dean Acheson (1971), Joan Kroc (2003)

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