Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th state (1790)
Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization (1903)
The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1990)
France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution (2005)
President B. Hussein Obama takes his White House entourage for a photo-op to Joplin, Missouri, the site of recent tornado destruction (2011)
b: John F. Kennedy (1917), Paul R. Ehrlich (1932); d: Bahá'u'lláh (1892), Martin Gottfried Weiss (1946), Erich Honecker (1994), Barry Goldwater (1998), Archibald Cox (2004), Samuel Dash (2004)
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