Sidney Hook Born, Cheka Founded, Manuel Noriega Targeted

December 20: On This Progressive Day
Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded (1917)

Germany's future progressive leader Adolph Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison (1924)

National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed (1960)

The U.S. sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega (1989)

President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS stage a photo-op at Joint Base Andrews marking the return of the U.S. Forces – Iraq colors (2011)

President B. Hussein Obama holds his final "press appearance" of the year (2013)

b: Sidney Hook (1902), Jean Marchand (1918), Richard Cordtz (1921); d: Richard J. Daley (1976)

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