In 1872, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, was born in Plymouth, Vermont. The head of the radical-held Red Mosque (Maulana Abdul Aziz) in Islamabad, Pakistan, was caught by security forces. Rhythm and blues singer Annette Beard (Martha and the Vandellas) is 74. Vietnam War veteran and peace activist Ron Kovic is 71. In 1917, during a ceremony in Paris honoring the French hero of the American Revolution, U. (He was eventually released.) The Black Sea resort of Sochi was elected the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, taking the Winter Games to Russia for the first time. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 66. (The concert was held eight days later.) In 1957, the USS Swordfish, the second Skate Class nuclear submarine, was launched from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine.
In 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas.
In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.
Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. soldiers in the 2003 death of Jose Couso, a Spanish journalist who was killed when their tank opened fire at a hotel in Baghdad. S., which found the use of force was justified, refused to hand over the soldiers.) The government reported economic growth slowed to a near crawl of 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2007. Rock musician Rob Squires (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 52.
Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of Britain's House of Commons. Bush and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threatened stronger punitive actions against North Korea if it reneged on a promise to padlock its sole nuclear reactor. Master cellist Mstislav Rostropovich died in Moscow at age 80.
In 1986, Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes. Rickover, widely regarded as father of the nuclear navy, died in Arlington, Virginia.