The SCOTUS convenes for the first time (1790)
Adolf Hitler dissolves the German Parliament (1933)
The last Soviet Union armored column leaves Kabul (1989)
President Barack Obama signs the instrument of ratification for New START, a controversial nuclear weapons surrender by the U.S. to Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation (2011)
b: Havelock Ellis (1859), Ayn Rand (1905), Teddy Kennedy (1932); d: John L. Sullivan (1918)
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