Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty (1935)Get 'On this day' by RSS or via daily email.
William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity (1984)
Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut (1985)
Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust (1998)
b: James Petrillo (1892), Mike Mansfield (1903); d: Kamal Jumblatt (1977)
Versailles Treaty, William Buckley, Terry Anderson
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