The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened (1948)
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union (1958)
The U.S. begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime (1990)
A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 Jewish folks partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel (2002)
President B. Hussein Obama announces a new drone-heavy strategy for "ending" the war in Afghanistan (2009)
b: Karl Mannheim (1893), James Callaghan (1912), Cyrus Vance (1917); d: François Alexandre Frédéric (1827), Yuri Gagarin (1968)
Get 'On this day' by RSS or via daily email.