Prog Docs On Trial, Harry Gold Sentenced, Regressive GE

December 9: On This Progressive Day
The "Subsequent Nuremberg Trials" began with the "Doctors' Trial", prosecuting progressive German medical professionals alleged to be involved in human experimentation on civilian prisoners (1946)

Harry Gold is sentenced to thirty years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union; his testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1950)

General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company (1953)

The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ends with him being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization (1961)

Gov. of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect B. Hussein Obama (2008)

b: Peter Kropotkin (1842), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Tip O'Neill (1912), Kirsten Gillibrand (1966); d: Walter Liggett (1935), Leon Jaworski (1982), Paul Simon (2003)

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