Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution" (1794)
Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China (1941)
The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union (1990)
President Barack Obama attends the U.S.–Communist China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. (2009)
b: Norman Lear (1922), Celilia Muñoz (1962); d: Gertrude Stein (1946)
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