Hoover Dam On Strike, Shame On Nixon, Elena Kagan Swears-In

On This Progressive Day: August 8
Workers go on strike at the Hoover Dam (1931)

Disgraced U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day (1974)

Iraq occupies and annexes Kuwait (1990)

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership (1993)

President B. Hussein Obama travels to Mexico to explain his progressive 'fast & furious' and 'open borders' policies to the leaders of Mexico and Canada (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama celebrates as his SCOTUS nominee, the hard-Prog Elena Kagan, is sworn-in (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece at The White House, to discuss the Left's global Cloward-Piven strategy and plans for growing anti-Semitism in Europe (2013)

b: Vera Zasulich (1849), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Chivu Stoica (1908), Arthur Goldberg (1908), Mohamed Morsi (1951); d: Baldur von Schirach (1974), Abdullah al-Asiri (2009)

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