Today In History:
1888: Science fiction writer and sorta socialist H.G. Wells born
1897:"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter published. The world still awaits the "Yes, Virginia, there is an honest politician" article. With bated breath of course.
1921: Russian anarchist poet Lev Cherny executed by the Cheka. One of the first of 25 million victims of the "workers' paradise".
1934: Songwriter Leonard Cohen born in Montreal.
1948: Falke Bernadotte, U.N. mediator assassinated by Zionist terrorist in Palestine. "One person's terrorist is..."
1963: US War Resisters' League organizes first anti-Vietnam War demonstration in NYC.