Henry Wallace Dead, Joe Kennedy Sr. Dead, Peoples Temple Cult Exit

November 18: On This Progressive Day
Fabian Society member George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize." (1926)

Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1938)

President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 "military advisors" to South Vietnam (1961)

In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide that claims 918 lives in all including over 270 children; Congressman Leo J. Ryan is assassinated by members of Peoples Temple shortly beforehand (1978)

President B. Hussein Obama visits the Great Wall of China (2009)

d: Rudolf Diels (1957), Henry A. Wallace (1965), Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (1969), Leo Ryan (1978), Gustáv Husák (1991)

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