Soviet Russia recognizes independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later (1920)
The Battle of Điện Biên Phủ ends in a French defeat (1954)
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers (1960)
Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law, barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise (1992)
American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants (2004)
b: Josip Broz Tito (1892), David Sullivan (1904), Eva Perón (1919); d: George Lansbury (1940), Yahweh ben Yahweh (2007)
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