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  • William05958712: today in a. h. - august 14th, 1862 - the confederate invasion of kentucky begins, but will later be thwarted at the battle of perryville; 1935 - fdr signs the social security act; 1980 - polish workers led by lech walesa seize lenin shipyard in gdansk.
  • Coldwarminute: august 14: the cold war minute by david guerra:
  • Fxmc1957: 14 august 1980. solidarity, the soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, led a strike at the gdańsk shipyards in poland. the protest was led by lech wałęsa, who later served as the first post 1945 democratically-elected president of poland from 1990 to 1995.
  • Charles03816030: i’m old enough to remember when the british press were right behind lech walesa, the polish trade union leader whose powerful, eloquent and passionate rhetoric brought down an evil and corrupt regime and ultimately ended the soviet union.
  • Sandrachitayat: so at that time, poland, bulgaria & hungary joined this invasion. w/lech walesa & the dock workers, this fight was soon turned around & resistance brought down the wall 21 years later. they saw the light, & the writing on the wall. ukraine strives to retain its sovereign land now
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Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day
 by Delmore Schwartz

Calmly we walk through this April's day,
Metropolitan poetry here and there,
In the park sit pauper and rentier,
The screaming children, the motor-car
Fugitive about us, running away,
Between the worker and the millionaire
Number provides all distances,
It is Nineteen Thirty-Seven now,

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