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** At a meeting in Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet meets with Soviet Ambassador Jakob Suritz, and suggests that a " peace front " comprising France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Poland and Romania would deter Germany from war.
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** At a mail rockets demonstration by Gerhard Zucker on Hasselkopf Mountain near Braunlage ( Lower Saxonia, Germany ), 3 persons are killed by a rocket explosion.
** At Jamestown, Virginia, Christopher Newport returns in a ship with the First Supply and about 100 new settlers ; he finds only 38 survivors.
** Operation Grapple: At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, which fails to detonate properly.
** Irish writer Flann O ' Brien's comic metafiction At Swim-Two-Birds is published in London but attracts little attention at this time.
** At 10: 15 p. m. local time, the BBC transmits the second line of the Paul Verlaine poem to the French Resistance, indicating that the invasion of Europe is about to begin.
** WWII: At Camp Hood, Texas, future baseball star and 1st Lt. Jackie Robinson is arrested and later court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of a segregated U. S. Army bus.
** At Gimbels Department Store in New York City, the first ballpoint pens go on sale at $ 12. 50 each.
** At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
** At least 1, 400 people are killed in an earthquake measuring 7. 4 on the Richter Scale, in the Ancash Region and Quiches District in Peru.
** At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 ( a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 ) collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 ( a Boeing 727 ) on the runway, killing 8 passengers and 4 crewmembers on Flight 1482.
** At a conference in Rome, 120 countries vote to create a permanent International Criminal Court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
** At the National Reactor Testing Station near Idaho Falls, Idaho, atomic reactor SL-1 explodes, killing 3 military technicians.
** At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs, when the game is stopped in the 9th inning due to rain ( the only tie until 2002 in MLB All-Star Game history ).
** At the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, Ben-Hur wins a record number of Oscars, including Best Picture.
** At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton accepts his party's presidential nomination on behalf of the " forgotten middle class ".
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** In the first meeting between leaders of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches since the 15th century, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I meet in Jerusalem.
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** The 32-member Transitional Executive Committee holds its first meeting in Cape Town, marking the first meeting of an official government body in South Africa with Black members.
** WWII: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
** The League of Nations, in its last meeting, transfers its mission to the United Nations and disbands itself.
** In Léopoldville, 42 people are killed during food fights between the police and participants of a meeting of the Abako Party.
** Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev demands an apology from President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the U-2 reconnaissance plane flights over the Soviet Union, thus aborting the summit meeting scheduled for Paris in 1960.
** Cold War: Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, his way of protesting the discussion of the Soviet Union's policies toward Eastern Europe.
** In the Dominican Republic, Pope John Paul II celebrates the 500th anniversary of the meeting of 2 cultures.
** At a scientific meeting in Honolulu, Herbert Boyer and Stanley N. Cohen conceive the concept of recombinant DNA.
** World War II: In the Reich Chancellery, Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring " living space " for the German people ( recorded in the Hossbach Memorandum ).
** The Guinean delegation to the OAU meeting in Ethiopia, become hostages of the Ghanaian government in Accra.
** The Provisional Irish Republican Army launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.