11/23/14

Boss Tweed Busted, Chuck Schumer Born, Mary Landrieu Born

November 23: On This Progressive Day
Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Marcy Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in NYC after being captured in Spain (1876)
Colo. Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike (1903)
For the first time, the DJIA closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash (1954)
Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections (2003)

After 11 months of progressive Islamist protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity (2011)

At Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County, Maryland, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 106th round of golf as POTUS (2012)

b: François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Karl Gebhardt (1897), Bill Brock (1930), Chuck Schumer (1950), Mary Landrieu (1955); d: Walter Reed (1902), Robert Vesco (2007)

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