A workers' uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev (1905)
Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.; the U.S., in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy (1941)
Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City; an unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech (1964)
Islamic jihadis backed by al-Qaeda bomb the Constitutional court building in Algiers, Algeria and the United Nations office, killing 45 (2007)
Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme (2008)
b: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931), John Kerry (1943)
Get 'On this day' by RSS or via daily email.