The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22 (1932)
Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union (1960)
Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized (1982)
President B. Hussein Obama visits Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City, MO, which accepted $32 million in Stimulus funds to build all-electric trucks in Chicago (2010)
b: Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908); d: Ernő Gerő (1898), Havelock Ellis (1939), Kim Il-sung (1994), Muhammed bin Saud Al Saud (2012)
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