... 1944, civil war broke out in Greece, which had recently been liberated from rule by Nazi Germany. The violence marked the disintegration of "an uneasy coalition government," between leaders of royalists and Communists (poster at left), that the British had set up after liberation. The event marked years of turbulence that eventually prompted U.S. action, in the form of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan.
... 1971, skirmishes along the India-Pakistan border "erupted into full-scale war," as Pakistani jets attacked Indian airports, "in retaliation" for what Pakistan termed "a major ground offensive...by the Indian army."
... 1970, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-S.D.) was born near Houghton, South Dakota.
... 1935, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.) was born in Waco, Texas.