First U.S. casualties in Vietnam (1957)
President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and orders a naval "quarantine" (1962)
The U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority decertifies PATCO for its illegal strike the previous August (1981)
Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity (1999)
b: Daniel Boone (1734), John Reed (1887), Bobby Seale (1936); d: Richard Helms (2002), Russell Means (2012)
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