Labor Suppressed, Harry Hopkins Dead, Axis of Evil

December 29: On This Progressive Day
U.S. President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute (1834)

Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia in which they killed over 1 million civilians (1998)

In his State of the Union Address, U.S. President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea (2002)

President B. Hussein Obama signs his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama stages a typical, so-called "town hall meeting" of hand-selected unionists at the University of Tampa (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS interrupt their busy vacation for a photo-op at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, where they observe a moment of silence (2011)

While on vacation, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 156th round of golf as POTUS, at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii (2013)

b: Anton Chekhov (1860), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Gerda Steinhoff (1922); d: Harry Hopkins (1946), H. L. Mencken (1956)

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