Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal (1652)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (1933)
Israeli spy Eli Cohen is hanged in Damascus, Syria (1965)
202 years, 7 months and 12 days after its proposal, the Archivist of the U.S. officially announces the Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution (1992)
In Washington, D.C., President B. Hussein Obama and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton demand that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu halt settlement expansion (2009)
President B. Hussein Obama hosts French President Francois Hollande and approves French troop withdrawals from Afghanistan (2012)
b: Walter Sisulu (1912), Pope John Paul II (1920); d: Bill Haywood (1928), Werner Sombart (1941)
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