The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett start a rebellion in Ireland (1916)
General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the U.S. that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily." (1967)
The Baader-Meinhof Gang takes 13 hostages at the West German embassy in Stockholm (1975)
b: Richard M. Daley, Barbra Streisand (1942); d: Vladimir Komarov (1967)
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