Trade unions are legalized in Canada (1872)
Brazil leaves the League of Nations (1926)
Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians begin (1941)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance (1954)
TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece (1985)
President B. Hussein Obama travels to the Gulf Coast for a photo-op on a beach near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (2010)
b: Robert M. La Follette, Sr. (1855), Che Guevara (1928), Steny Hoyer (1939); d: Kurt Waldheim (2007)
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