George Soros Born, Night of the Murdered Poets, Joe 4 Blows

On This Progressive Day: August 12
Chicago is founded (1833)

Troops from the National Socialist German Workers Party end the week-long Wola Massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions (1944)

The Night of the Murdered Poets – thirteen most prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow (1952)

The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon (1953)

Major League Baseball players go on strike, forcing cancellation of the 1994 World Series (1994)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a welcoming ceremony for his newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, the hard-Prog Sonia Sotomayor, in the East Room of the White House (2009)

b: Klara Pölzl (1860), George Soros (1930), Willie Horton (1951); d: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (1944), William Shockley (1989)

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