World Television Day
Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah (164 BC)
The United Auto Workers Union goes out on strike against 92 General Motors plants in 50 cities, demanding a 30-percent raise; 200,000 workers walk out (1945)
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by terrorists and set ablaze, killing four (1979)
U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations; he is subsequently sentenced to life in prison (1985)
Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut by pro-Hezbollah terrorists (2006)
b: Alexander Berkman (1870), Mollie Steimer (1897), Richard Durbin (1944) d: William Green (1952), Hugh Sidey (2005), Pierre Gemayel (2006)
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