12/30/14

USSR Formed, UAW On Strike, New Prog Spies

December 30: On This Progressive Day
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed (1922)

Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies (1924)

The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike (1936)

The U.S. halts heavy bombing of Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1972)

Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed (2006)

An Islamist jihadi suicide bomber kills 9 at Forward Operating Base Chapman, a key facility of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan (2009)

While on vacation, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 92nd round of golf as POTUS, at the Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii, Hawaii (2011)

President B. Hussein Obama signs into law a five-year extension of the secrecy-shrouded Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (2012)

More than 100 people are killed when progressive, anti-government forces attack key buildings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (2013)

While on vacation, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 157th round of golf as POTUS, at the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, Hawaii (2013)

b: Al Smith (1873), A.C. Townley (1880), Hideki Tōjō (1884); d: Saddam Hussein (2006)

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