Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners (1789)
In Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the National Socialist Workers (Nazi) Party (1933)
Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (2007)
President B. Hussein Obama attempts, embarrassingly, to throw the first pitch at Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game at Busch Stadium (2009)
President B. Hussein Obama ends a series of daily meetings with Congressional leaders at the White House, after failing to bully them into allowing his Executive Branch to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling (2011)
b: Richard Walther Darré (1895), Buenaventura Durruti (1896), Patrick J. Kennedy (1967); d: Adlai Stevenson (1965)
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