Palmer Raids, Teapot Dome, Lolo Soetoro Born

On this day: January 2
Brigham Young is arrested on charges of bigamy for having 25 wives (1872)

Woodrow Wilson's second Palmer Raid takes place in several U.S. cities with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial (1920)

U.S. Interior Secretary Albert Fall resigns over the Teapot Dome scandal (1923)

The Viet Cong wins its first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac (1963)

President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH during an OPEC embargo (1974)

President B. Hussein Obama praises Congress for passing a so-called "fiscal cliff" measure which included permanence for middle-class Bush tax cuts (2013)

b: Willi Graf (1918), Lolo Soetoro (1935); d: Daniel Keefe (1929), Dixy Lee Ray (1994), Maulvi Nazir (2013)

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