This Date in History Calender- December 22

In assasination, Cold War, drugs, Foreign Affairs, History, Justice, World War II on December 22, 2007 by Editor Z

Comic Lenny Bruce convicted of obscenity.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1894: In France Alfred Dreyfuss is wrongly convicted of treason. The case had strong anti-Semitic undertones and would become known as the Dreyfuss Affair.

1920: The GOELRO ( “State Commission for the Electrification of Russia”)economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of the Soviets of the Russian SFSR.

1944: In the midst of World War II, the Vietnamese create the Vietnamese People’s Army to combat Japanese occupation of Indochina, soon to become Vietnam.

1964: Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted on obscenity charges.

1967: Aldous Owsley is busted and stops making acid.

1988: Brazilian Labor Union leader and environmentalist Chico Mendes is assassinated.

1989: In the heat of the Romanian revolution and following a week of violent protests, Lon lliesu becomes the President of Romania, following the political demise of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

1989: The Brandenburg gate opens its doors for the first time in around three decades, putting East and West Germany on the road to reunification.



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