U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases (1861)
Vladmir Lenin calls for the October Revolution (1917)
19,000 Jews are burned alive at Dalnik in Odessa by Romanian and German troops (1941)
The Hezbollah group 'Islamic Jihad', backed by Iran and Syria, bombs the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut killing 241 U.S. Marines and a French army barracks in Lebanon, killing 58 troops (1983)
President B. Hussein Obama overreacts, declaring a national emergency in response to the H1N1 phony epidemic (2009)
b: Frank Rizzo (1920); d: William N. Doak (1933)
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