Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the U.S., in the first of his "Fireside Chats" (1933)
The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism (1947)
Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO (1999)
b: Wilhelm Frick (1876), Zoltán Meskó (1883), Harold Wilson (1916), Jack Kerouac (1922), Lane Kirkland (1922), Serge Turgeon (1946); d: Friedrich Fromm (1945) Ferenc Szálasi (1946), Ernő Gerő (1980)
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