National German Socialist Workers Party soldiers attack Poland, beginning the World War II in Europe (1939)
A coup d'etat in Libya elevates Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power (1969)
Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade (1970)
A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko (1981)
Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter, all 269 on board are killed, including U.S. Rep. Lawrence McDonald (1983)
The Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist is founded, following a split from the Communist Labour Party of Turkey (1990)
b: Walter Reuther (1907), Ann Richards (1933), Mikhail Fradkov (1950); d: Albert Speer (1981), Ilse Koch (1967)
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