Operation Osoaviakhim takes place, recruiting of thousands of military-related technical specialists from the communist occupation zone of post-World-War-II Germany for employment in the Soviet Union (1946)
First U.S. casualties in Vietnam (1957)
President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and orders a naval "quarantine" (1962)
The U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority decertifies PATCO for its illegal strike the previous August (1981)
Maurice Papon, an official in the progressive Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity (1999)
President B. Hussein Obama signs the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act in the East Room of the White House (2009)
b: Daniel Boone (1734), John Reed (1887), Bobby Seale (1936), Haley Barbour (1947); d: Russell Means (2012)
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