Simón Bolívar Dead, U.S. Grant Expels Jews, Kim Jong-il Dead

On this day: December 17
General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky (1862)

The U.S. successfully launched the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile in Cape Canaveral (1957)

Palestinian terrorists kill thirty passengers at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (1973)

Protests continue in Timişoara with rioters breaking into the Romanian Communist Party's District Committee building and attempting to set it on fire (1989)

Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the U.S. (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama signs another notorious Stimulus -- the so-called "Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act", costing $858 billion (2010)

b: William Safire (1929), Chris Matthews (1945); d: Simón Bolívar (1830), Jack Anderson (2005), Kim Jong-il (2011)

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