12/24/14

Progressive Albania, Regal Libya, NorKs Free Pueblo Crew

December 24: On This Progressive Day
Library of Congress burns (1851)

Albania becomes a progressive People's Republic (1924)

Libya becomes independent from Italy; Idris I is proclaimed King (1951)

The crew of the USS Pueblo is released by North Korea after being held for 11 months on suspicion of spying (1968)

Lord's Resistance Army, a progressive-styled Ugandan "rebel" group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400 (2008)

President B. Hussein Obama and family arrive in Oahu, Hawaii for an unusually brief but lavish 10-day holiday vacation at Plantation Estate (2009)

While on vacation, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 89th round of golf as POTUS at Klipper Golf Course at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (2011)

While on vacation, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 110th round of golf as POTUS at Klipper Golf Course at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (2012)

While on vacation, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 154th round of golf as POTUS at Klipper Golf Course at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (2013)

b: Howard Hughes (1905), I. F. Stone (1907), Gene Sperling (1958); d: John Muir (1914), Harold Pinter (2008)

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