Pancho Villa Attacks, Svetlana Alliluyeva Defects, David Broder Dead

On this day: March 9
Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17 (1916)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress (1933)

Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the U.S. (1967)

President B. Hussein Obama overturns rules limiting federal money being used for human embryonic stem cell research (2009)

Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights, as U.S. exceptionalism in the sector winds down (2011)

b: Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Yuri Gagarin (1934); d: The Notorious B.I.G. (1997), David S. Broder (2011)

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