Eldridge Cleaver Born, WW II On, Symbionese Liberationists Fail

August 31: On This Progressive Day
National German Socialist Workers Party operatives stage an attack on Gleiwitz radio station, providing an excuse for a military attack against Poland the following day, starting World War II in Europe (1939)

William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst (1978)

Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union (1991)

At Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 17th round of golf as POTUS (2009)

A new design of the Oval Office is presented to the D.C press corps; also President B. Hussein Obama makes a speech declaring an end to the War in Iraq (2010)

At U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 142nd round of golf as POTUS; he also asks Congress to authorize military action against Syria (2013)

b: Eldridge Cleaver (1935), d: Dodi Al-Fayed (1997), Sergey Leonidovich Sokolov (2012), Ali Jawad al-Sheikh (2011), David Frost (2013)

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