Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White (1906)
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established (1935)
The Berlin Airlift begins (1948)
Iranian Islamofascists perpetrate the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 U.S. servicemen (1996)
b: George Orwell (1903), Sonya Sotomayor (1954); d: George Armstrong Custer (1876)
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