Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday (1942)Get 'On This Progressive Day' by RSS or via daily email.
ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa (1964)
The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule (1987)
A corrupt, fraudulent presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world but no comment from President B. Hussein Obama (2009)
President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe in the Oval Office (2009)
b: David Rockefeller (1915); d: Saul Alinsky (1972), Philip Vera Cruz (1994), Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (1994), Philip H. Corboy (2012)
On This Progressive Day: June 12