Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold (1781)
The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi party, is founded (1918)
President Harry S Truman unveils his Fair Deal program (1949)
Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia (1968)
b: Döme Sztójay (1883), Ed Rendell (1944), George Tenet (1953); d: Calvin Coolidge (1933), Edward R. Pease (1955), Tip O'Neill (1994)
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