Vichy France, Barbara Lee, Barack-NAACP

On this day: July 16
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia signs the first constitution of Ethiopia (1931)

The Vichy France government orders French police officers to round up 13,000-20,000 Jews and imprison them in the Winter Velodrome (1942)

President Barack Obama gives a big speech in New York City at the NAACP's 100th anniversary celebration (2009)

b: Vicente Lombardo Toledano (1894), Hermine Braunsteiner (1919), Barbara Lee (1946); d: Carmelo Soria (1976), Frank Rizzo (1991)

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