Prog Gypsy Smackdown, Stokely Carmichael Dead, Prog Terror In Istanbul

November 15: On This Progressive Day
First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva (1920)

Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial (1939)

Germany's National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps" (1943)

The People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted (1990)

The first day of the Istanbul bombings, in which Islamist jihadis detonate two car bombs at two synagogues, killing 25 people and wounding about 300 (2003)

The Al Jazeera English television network launches worldwide (2006)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Singapore (2009)

b: Felix Frankfurter (1882), Erwin Rommel (1891), W. Averell Harriman (1891); d: Stokely Carmichael (1998)

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