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Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia signs the first constitution of Ethiopia (1931)
The Vichy France government orders French police officers to round up 13,000-20,000 Jews and imprison them in the Winter Velodrome (1942)
John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed (1999)
President B. Hussein Obama gives a big speech in New York City at the NAACP's 100th anniversary celebration (2009)
b: Vicente Lombardo Toledano (1894), Hermine Braunsteiner (1919), Barbara Lee (1946); d: Carmelo Soria (1976), Frank Rizzo (1991)