President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt (1915)
President Richard Nixon announces that the U.S. will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th (1972)
The Islamic Development Bank is founded (1973)
The Oakland, CA school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect (1996)
President B. Hussein Obama attends a United Nations Global Warming / Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (2009)
b: Joseph Stalin (1878), Robert Moses (1888), Douglas Fraser (1916), Randi Weingarten (1957); d: Alexei Kosygin (1980), W. Mark Felt (2008)
Get 'On This Progressive Day' by RSS or via daily email.