12/5/14

Prohibition Fail, AlGore, Sr. Dead, Nelson Mandela Dead

December 5: On This Progressive Day
Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. Senate, his first political post (1847)

Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ending the Progressive Era experiment in prohibition (1933)

The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution (1936)

The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO (1955)

The Soviet Union signs a "friendship treaty" with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (1978)

President B. Hussein Obama gives a speech to the White House Tribal Nations Conference (2012)

Chris "Tingles" Matthews interviews President B. Hussein Obama before a student audience at American University (2013)

b: George Armstrong Custer (1839), Walt Disney (1901), Werner Heisenberg (1901); d: AlGore, Sr. (1998), Nelson Mandela (2013)

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