Brenner Pass Meet-Up, H. Rap Brown Born, Yeltsin Goes Rogue

October 4: On This Progressive Day
Meeting between Fascist-Progressives Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass (1940)

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth (1957)

In Moscow, President Boris Yeltsin orders tanks to bombard the White House, a government building housing the Russian parliament (1993)

A group called Islamic Jihad perpetrates the Maxim Restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel, killing 21 and wounding 51 (2003)

President B. Hussein Obama attends a photo-op meeting of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board (2010)

b: Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), H. Rap Brown (1943); d: Janis Joplin (1970)

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