President Dwight Eisenhower warns against U.S. intervention in Vietnam (1954)
Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (1962)
Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1989)
President Barack Obama pimps his Stimulus Package -- the so-called Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- in Fort Myers, Florida (2009)
President Barack Obama stages an "urban economy summit" in the Oval Office, including Al Sharpton and Benjamin Jealous (2010)
b: Boris Pasternak (1890), Bertolt Brecht (1898), George Stephanopoulos (1961); d: Aleksandr Pushkin (1837), Wilhelm Röntgen (1923)
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