A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers (1971)
The last U.S. combat soldiers leave South Vietnam (1973)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members (2004)
b: John McLaughlin (1927), Lavrentiy Beria (1899); d: Anna Louise Strong (1970), Lee Atwater (1991), Ayat al-Akhras (2002)
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