Poland, al-Gaddafi, KAL 007

On this day: September 1
Nazi (National Socialist Workers Party) Germany attacks Poland, beginning the war in Europe (1939)

Revolution in Libya brings Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power (1969)

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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