The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history
U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his famous "malaise" speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation." (1979)
A U.S. Senate committee approves Obamacare (2009)
b: Walter Benjamin (1892), John Thomas Dunlop (1914); d: Anton Chekhov (1904), Set Persson (1960)
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