Marcus Garvey Born, Animal Farm Published, Clinton Admits Misleadership

On This Progressive Day: August 17
Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated (1918)

Animal Farm by George Orwell is first published (1945)

41 American POWs massacred by the North Korean Army at Hill 303 (1950)

East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall (1962)

President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky; on the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship (1998)

b: Marcus Garvey (1887), Harry Hopkins (1890), Jiang Zemin (1927), Sean Penn (1960); d: Rudolf Hess (1987), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1988)

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