Congress enacts a law banning most Asian immigration to the U.S. (1917)
John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the U.S. Congress (1974)
Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges (1988)
b: Belle Starr (1848), Frank Podmore (1856), Adlai Stevenson (1900), William S. Burroughs (1914); d: Mátyás Rákosi (1971)
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