President Herbert Hoover goes before the U.S. Congress and asks for a $150 million 'stimulus package' to help generate jobs and transform the economy (1930)
The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba's Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution (1956)
In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism (1961)
Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People's Democratic Republic (1975)
b: Martin Abern (1898), Clark Clifford (1906), Harry Reid (1939); d: Pablo Escobar (1993)
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