Pierre Laval, League of Nations Fail, U.S. Embassy Destroyed

On this day: April 18
Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France (1942)

Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established (1945)

The League of Nations is dissolved (1946)

A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people (1983)

In Mexico, President Barack Obama states the U.S. is a "full partner" in Mexico's fast and furious fight against drug cartels (2009)

b: Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Carlos Manuel de C├ęspedes (1819), Henry Hyde (1924), Samuel P. Huntington (1927); d: Josef Tiso (1947)

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