... 2007 (today), is marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. It was chosen to commemorate the adoption, on this day in 1949, by U.S. General Assembly resolution 317 (IV), of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others. That Convention entered into force in July 1951.
... 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced that the United States had formally pledged to protect the security of the Republic of China (flag at right), led by Chiang Kai-Shek, who had fled to the islands of Formosa (also known as Taiwan) and Pescadores when Communists led by Mao Tse-Tung had taken over the mainland in 1949.
...1952 (55 years ago today), U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) was born in New York City.