The Paris Commune is formally established (1871)
In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails in the Three Mile Island accident, resulting in a nuclear meltdown (1979)
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the National Defense University explaining why he ordered U.S. military intervention in Libya without Congressional approval (2011)
b: Maxim Gorky (1868), Edmund Muskie (1914), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Neil Kinnock (1942); d: Edward Mandell House (1938), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1969)
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