The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened (1948)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union (1958)
The U.S. begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime (1990)
President Barack Obama announces a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan (2009)
b: Karl Mannheim (1893), James Callaghan (1912), Cyrus Vance (1917); d: François Alexandre Frédéric (1827), Yuri Gagarin (1968)
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