Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma (1905)
TIME magazine is published for the first time (1923)
An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers (1991)
74% of the population of Latvia, and 83% of Estonians, vote for independence from the Soviet Union (1991)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Fabian Society member Gordon Brown visits President B. Hussein Obama at the White House (2009)
President B. Hussein Obama holds a press conference with Mexican president Felipe Calderón and reporters fail to ask about the Administration's Fast & Furious gun-running scandal (2011)
b: William Green (1873), Joseph Yablonski (1910), Ion Iliescu (1930); d: Fred Friendly (1998)
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