11/8/14

Lenin-Trotsky-Stalin Troika, Beer Hall Putsch, Si Newhouse Born

November 8: On This Progressive Day
The People's Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin (1917)

Beer Hall Putsch: Hitler's National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) fails to overthrow the German government (1923)

FDR unveils the Civil Works Administration for the unemployed (1933)

The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note for $2.9 million (1973)

At long last, President B. Hussein Obama finally comments on the Fort Hood "workplace violence" killings of November 5 by Islamist jihadi Major Nidal Malik Hasan (2009)

b: Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Dorothy Day (1897), Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. (1927); d: Vyacheslav Molotov (1986)

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