The International Workingmen's Association was founded in London (1864)
Community organizers ignite race riots in Omaha, Nebraska (1919)
UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis (1928)
National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi) and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II (1939)
Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban (1996)
b: Johann Georg Hiedler (1792), Thomas Crapper (1836), Carl Clauberg (1898); d: Richard Sears (1914), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1970), Mohammad Najibullah (1996), Pierre Trudeau (2000)
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