Paul Begala, SS Mayaguez Seized, Jimmy & Fidel

On this day: May 12
A nine-day general strike by trade unions ends in the U.K. (1926)

The Cambodian Navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters (1975)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first POTUS, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution (2002)

The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26 people (2003)

b: Kurt Student (1890), Fidel Velázquez Sánchez (1900), Paul Begala (1961); d: James Connolly (1916), Albert Hänel (1918), Felix Steiner (1966), Khalid al-Juhani (2003)

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