Yeltsin, Vidkun Quisling, Polanski

On this day: February 1
The U.K. recognizes USSR (1924)

Vidkun Quisling is appointed Premier of Norway by the Nazi occupiers (1942)

Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the U.S. to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl (1978)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks supportive of pro-Islamist protests in Egypt (2011)

b: Langston Hughes (1902), Boris Yeltsin (1931)

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