(via "Open Thread" at moonbattery.com)
Scott Walker: Republicans can beat Democrats in "fairness fight"
Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire (1871)
Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi Germany concentration camp, is completed (1933)
The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto (1970)
President Jimmy Carter announces a U.S. boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan (1980)
President B. Hussein Obama visits Ramallah in the West Bank and holds a joint news conference with the progressive Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (2013)
b: Ed Broadbent (1936); d: Artur Nebe (1945)