Jacob Barsimson, the first known Jewish immigrant to America, arrives in New Amsterdam (1654)
German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad (1941)
NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers (1966)
President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, ensuring his re-election; the reform would be reversed under B. Hussein Obama (1996)
b: Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Ray Marshall (1928); d: Huey P. Newton (1989), Jomo Kenyatta (1978)
Prog tradition 'On this day' by RSS or via daily email.