Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1948)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is established (1965)
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson (1966)
al-Qaeda Islamists detonate a bomb outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 10 people (2004)
President B. Hussein Obama outlines his healthcare power grab in a speech to a joint session of Congress (2009)
b: Leo Tolstoy (1828), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855); d: Mao Zedong (1976)
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