Fanya Kaplan, an assassin, shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin; this, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror (1918)
Hotline between U.S. and Soviet leaders goes into operation (1963)
Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR (1990)
b: Huey Long (1893), Molly Ivins (1944), d: Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1946), Guy Burgess (1963)
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