The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM – a "super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago," according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS (1957)
The Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago (1968)
Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, bolstering reelection bid (1996)
President Barack Obama returns to Washington, D.C., head of Hurricane Irene, cutting short his annual presidential summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard (2011)
b: Anna Ulyanova (1864), Ivan Mihailov (1896); d: William James (1910), Charles Lindbergh (1974)
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