Alfred Nobel patents dynamite (1867)
In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, thus agreeing to consult on what measures to take "to safeguard their common interests" in case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation (1936)
The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios (1947)
The People's Republic of China joins the Korean War, sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river border to fight United Nations forces (1950)
b: Andrew Carnegie (1835), Carrie Nation (1846); d: Upton Sinclair (1968), Harold Washington (1987)
Get 'On This Day' by RSS or via daily email.