Back The USSR, Remember Jan Opletal, I Am Not A Crook

November 17: On This Progressive Day
The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority") (1903)

U.S. recognizes Soviet Union (1933)

Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal (1939)

The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath (1947)

Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre (1970)

President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook" (1973)

"17 November" is the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising (1973)

In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic progs outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as the Luxor Massacre (1997)

President B. Hussein Obama tours the Forbidden City in Beijing, China (2009)

At Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County, Maryland, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 151st round of golf as POTUS (2013)

b: Grace Abbott (1878), John Boehner (1949); d: Robert Owen (1858)

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