Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery (1941)
Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya (1964)
Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR (1991)
President B. Hussein Obama meets with Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki at the White House (2011)
b: Henry Wells (1805), William N. Doak (1882), Ed Koch (1924); d: Lawton Chiles (1998), Mo Udall (1998), Keiko (2003)
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