Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor; both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day (1945)
U.S. and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong (1970)
Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King (1992)
President Barack Obama meets with participants of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike at the White House (2011)
b: Hirohito (1901), Bernard Madoff (1938); d: Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (1945)
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