Sidney Hook Born, Cheka Founded, Manuel Noriega Targeted

On this day: December 20
Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded (1917)

Hitler released from Landsberg Prison (1924)

National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed (1960)

The U.S. sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega (1989)

President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS stage a photo-op at Joint Base Andrews marking the return of the United States Forces – Iraq colors (2011)

b: Sidney Hook (1902), Jean Marchand (1918), Richard Cordtz (1921); d: Richard J. Daley (1976)

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