7/2/13

United Vietnam, Andrei Gromyko, Robert Byrd

On this day: July 2
Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield (1881)

The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

The East St. Louis Riots end (1917)

North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (1974)

Andrei Gromyko is appointed the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (1985)

President B. Hussein Obama shouts out at a memorial service for ex-Klu Klux Klansman Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd (2010)

b: Medgar Evers (1925), Patrice Lumumba (1925); d: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1778), Ernst Röhm (1934), Georgi Dimitrov (1949), Andrei Gromyko (1989)

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