Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President following the assassination of James Garfield (1881)
German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv, Ukraine (1942)
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations (1977)
National Football League players begin a 57-day strike (1982)
Fedayeen Islam detonates a dump truck full of explosives in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others (2008)
b: Upton Sinclair (1878), Sam Church (1936), Anthony 'Van' Jones (1968); d: Eduard Wirths (1945)
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