Boss Tweed Escapes, Black Panthers Dead, Legalizing Union Extortion

December 4: On This Progressive Day
Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then Spain (1875)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the U.S. (1943)

Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers (1969)

United States v. Enmons argued at SCOTUS (1972)

President B. Hussein Obama goes to Allentown, Pennsylvania to give a big speech (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama offers condolences to President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari for the deaths of Pakistani soldiers in a recent NATO attack; then attends the annual Kennedy Center Honors with FLOTUS (2011)

b: Francisco Franco (1892), Jay-Z (1969); d: Thomas Hobbes (1679), Hannah Arendt (1975)

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