12/5/11

Prohibition, Soviet Constitution, AFL-CIO

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

Prohibition ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (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)

b: George Armstrong Custer (1839), Werner Heisenberg (1901); d: AlGore, Sr. (1998)


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