Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London in the first of 57 consecutive nights (1940)
8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec (1942)
Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953)
An anti-war rally at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland (1970)
U.S. Government takes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (2008)
President B. Hussein Obama delivers an unremarkable speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina (2012)
b: J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867), Cornelius Shea (1872), Todor Zhivkov (1911)
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