Sidney Webb, Lufthansa 181, Gus Hall

On this day: October 13
The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany (1943)

Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction (1977)

The U.S. Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (1999)

President Obama gives a statement thanking U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and thirteen Democratic Senators on the Senate Finance Committee for approving the Obamacare bill (2009)

b: Ari Fleischer (1960); d: Jozef Tiso (1887), Sidney Webb (1947), Gus Hall (2000)

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