U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier (1912)
Social Security Act passes, creating a U.S. government pension system for the retired (1935)
Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards (1980)
Kahtaniya, Iraq bombings kill at least 796 people (2007)
President B. Hussein Obama lectures a select group of unionists in Belgrade, Montana on his takeover of the health insurance industry, known as Obamacare (2009)
d: Frank Podmore (1910), Bertolt Brecht (1956), Lane Kirkland (1999)
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