Herbert Croly Dead, Vidkun Quisling Rises, USS Stark Attacked

On This Progressive Day: May 17
The last British Liberal Party government falls (1915)

Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling -- the national-socialist party of Norway (1933)

An Iraqi fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew (1987)

The General Assembly of the World Health Organization eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases (1990)

The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts (2004)

President B. Hussein Obama's controversial support for abortion stains his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama welcomes the NCAA Champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team to the White House (2010)

b: Marshall Applewhite (1931); d: Herbert Croly (1930)

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