1947 United Nations Partitions Palestine, Creates Israel
Following World War II, the United Nations partitioned Palestine. U.N.’s Resolution 181 replaced the previous British Mandate for Palestine. It divided up Palestine into two separate states, one Jewish state and one Arab state. Leaders of the Jewish community supported the plan, but leaders of the Arab community did not because they felt it violated the rights of the majority of Palestine’s population. Arab-Israeli war broke out when the resolution went into effect in 1948.
1967 Robert McNamara Resigns
In Nov. 1967, Robert McNamara announced his resignation as Secretary of Defense. Earlier in the month, President Johnson rejected McNamara’s recommendations toward a peaceful resolution to the war in Vietnam. After leaving his post as Secretary of Defense, McNamara went on to become president of the World Bank.
1981 Natalie Wood Dies
Actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of California’s Catalina Island. She had been boating with husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken on the night of her death. Wood’s roster of films include “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Rebel Without a Cause” and “West Side Story.”
1984 Bob Dole as Senate Majority Leader
Bob Dole’s first day as Senate Republican leader.
1832 Louisa May Alcott
1898 C. S. Lewis
1954 Joel Coen
1955 Howie Mandel
1959 Rahm Emanuel
1964 Andrew McCarthy
1964 Don Cheadle
1964 Tom Sizemore
1968 Jonathan Knight
1968 Howard K. Stern
1969 Mariano Rivera
1976 Anna Faris
1982 Lucas Black
1991 Zac Sunderland
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