Lee Harvey Oswald Born, Andreas Baader Dead, Karachi Bombings

October 18: On This Progressive Day
Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization (1648)

Soviet Union begins liberation of invades Czechoslovakia (1944)

The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games (1968)

The kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) come to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members, including Andreas Baader, allegedly commit suicide (1977)

Al-Qaeda's Pakistan operations chief, Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam, perpetrates the Karachi Bombings, a suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that kills 139 and wounds 450 more (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama nominates Jeh Johnson, a Democrat moneyman and defender of the Muslim Brotherhood, to become the next Department of Homeland Security secretary (2013)

b: Pierre Trudeau (1919), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Mauricio Funes (1959); d: Walther von Brauchitsch (1948), Andreas Baader (1977), Gudrun Ensslin (1977), Jan-Carl Raspe (1977)

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