The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans die (1862)
The Communist Party of India is founded (1925)
The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the radical chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach (1966)
The Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the USSR (1991)
b: Mao Zedong (1893), Albert Gore Sr. (1907), Lynn Martin (1939), Gray Davis (1942); d: Dietrich Eckart (1923)
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