In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime and assassinate its leaders (1937)
North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying (1968)
Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan (2002)
President Barack Obama ends the funding ban for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad (2009)
b: Herbert Croly (1869), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Arthur Lewis (1915), Horst Mahler (1936); d: David Sullivan (1976)
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