Cuba rift: U.S. declares war on Spain (1898)
The SCOTUS delivers an opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins that overturns a century of federal common law (1938)
As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated (1975)
U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov (1983)
President B. Hussein Obama meets briefly with the Rev. Billy Graham at Graham's home in Montreat, North Carolina (2010)
b: William J. Brennan (1906), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Arnold Miller (1923); d: Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel (1928), Valerie Solanas (1988), Jane Jacobs (2006)
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