... 1934, Catherine McGuinness was born in Belfast. A member of the Irish Senate from 1979 to 1987, she became a judge in 1993, progressing by 2000 to the position of Justice of Ireland's Supreme Court. McGuinness resigned from the Court a year ago, but remains President of Ireland's Law Reform Commission.
... 1947 (60 years ago today), the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing Korea's claim to independence. To further pursuit of that claim, it established a U.N. Temporary Commission on Korea, and recommended that elections be held throughout the country in March 1948.
... 1954, Condoleezza Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Following service as Stanford's Provost, Dr. Rice became National Security Adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush in 2001. She has been Secretary of State since 2005.