11/27/14

Jimi Hendrix Born, Alger Hiss Released, Milk and Moscone Slain

November 27: On This Progressive Day
U.S. State Dept. official and communist Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury (1954)

The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000 (1965)

The progressive Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the nation's first elected female Prime Minister (1999)

President B. Hussein Obama and VPOTUS "Middle Class" Joe Biden meet with President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico (2012)

b: Alexander Dubček (1921), Gail Sheehy (1937), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Caroline Kennedy (1957); d: Baby Face Nelson (1934), Harvey Milk (1978), George Moscone (1978), Marvin Miller (2012)

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