NorKs Established, LBJ Opens HUD, Chairman Mao Dead

September 9: On This Progressive Day
Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1948)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is established (1965)

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson (1966)

Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union (1991)

al-Qaeda Islamists detonate a bomb outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 10 people (2004)

President B. Hussein Obama outlines plans for the Cloward-Pivenization of the U.S. healthcare system known as Obamacare, in a speech to a joint session of Congress (2009)

b: Leo Tolstoy (1828), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855); d: Mao Zedong (1976)

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