The U.S. Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's court-packing scheme to add more justices to the SCOTUS (1937)
The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins (1942)
At a primetime news conference, President Barack Obama comments on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates and the "stupid" actions of the police in arresting Gates (2009)
b: Theodore Morell (1886), Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Danny Glover (1946); d: Errico Malatesta (1932), Qusay and Uday Hussein (2003)
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