On November 10, 1982, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
died of a heart attack. He had served as leader of the USSR from
October of 1964 until his death. Following his death, the Soviet
Union cycled through three more leaders during the 1980's until
Mikhail Gorbachev allowed the country to dissolve in 1991.
Read an obituary of Leonid Brezhnev from the New York Times.
On November 10, 1919, the US Supreme Court ruled in
v. United States that the federal government
could criminalize speech if it was of a type tending to bring about
harmful results, in this case resistance to the United States war
effort. In a powerful dissenting
opinion, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes countered
that even during wartime, free speech could only be curtailed when
there was clear and "present danger of immediate evil or an intent
to bring it about."
Read more on the clear and present danger test by Professor Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.