10/31/14

Stalin Exits Lenin's Tomb, October Surprise, Farrell Dobbs Dead

October 31: On This Progressive Day
Joseph Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's Tomb (1961)

Vietnam War October Surprise: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, U.S President Lyndon Johnson orders a complete, immediate cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" (1968)

Amidst deepening economic hardship, The Obamas host a lavish Halloween party at the White House, welcoming more than 2,000 children (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama visits Cleveland, Ohio, stumping in the losing reelection campaign of Gov. Ted Strickland (2010)

Seeking to assure re-election, President B. Hussein Obama spends a second day viewing Hurricane Sandy damage and cultivating a budding bromance with RINO New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2012)

b: Cecil Roberts (1946), Susan Orlean (1955); d: Farrell Dobbs (1983), River Phoenix (1993)

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