The first electric generator at Hoover Dam went into full operation (1936)
"Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon (1984)
The U.S. passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law (2001)
Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater at the House of Culture (DK) of State Ball-Bearing Plant Number 1 in the Dubrovka area of Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a performance of Nord-Ost three days before (2002)
President B. Hussein Obama travels to gives an anti-war speech to servicemen and women at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, Florida (2009)
b: Georges Danton (1759), Nestor Makhno (1888), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham (1922), Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947), Evo Morales (1959); d: Harry Payne Whitney (1930), Eloy Gutiérrez Menoyo (2012)
Get 'On This Progressive Day' by RSS or via daily email.