Frank Marshall Davis Born, Robert Mugabe Presides, Vladimir Putin Rises

December 31: On This Progressive Day
Robert Mugabe assumes office as President of Zimbabwe (1987)

The Soviet Union is officially dissolved (1991)

Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President (1999)

The U.S. hands Panama Canal over to Panama (1999)

While vacationing in Hawaii, President B. Hussein Obama plays his 58th round of golf as POTUS at Klipper Golf Course (2010)

b: Frank Marshall Davis (1905); d: Franz Ritter von Epp (1946), Joseph Yablonski (1969), Michael Kennedy (1997), Alan Cranston (2000)

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