Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. Senate, his first political post (1847)
Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ending Prohibition (1933)
The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution (1936)
The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO (1955)
The Soviet Union signs a "friendship treaty" with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (1978)
b: George Armstrong Custer (1839), Werner Heisenberg (1901); d: AlGore, Sr. (1998)
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