George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey (1776)
42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit laborers (1968)
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (1991)
Islamic jihadi terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts an attack against the U.S. while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to Detroit Metro Airport (2009)
Amidst another typically lavish vacation, President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS visit Marine Corps Base Hawaii (2010)
b: Philip Vera Cruz (1904); d: Charlie Chaplin (1977), Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu (1989)
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