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US President George W. Bush presents the list of 22 most wanted terrorists

The FBI Most Wanted Terrorists was a list created and first released with the authority of United States President Bush, following the September 11 attacks on the United States. The list contained 22 of the top terrorist, where one of them was Osama bin Laden.

Greyhound Bus recovers from bankruptcy

Greyhound is an intercity bus carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America. After drivers' strike, Greyhound experienced bankruptcy, when the company had to address claims for 142 million USD to its striking drivers and for 384 million USD of pre-bankruptcy debts owed.

The first US vice president resigns in disgrace

Spiro Agnew was investigated on account of charges of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax fraud. He was charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office. As a result, Agnew was forced to resign in disgrace. Agnew was the second Vice President in United States history to resign, the other being John C. Calhoun, and the only one to do so because of criminal charges.

A militant group kidnaps Quebec labor minister in Montreal

Members of the Front de libération du Québec kidnapped the provincial cabinet minister Pierre Laporte and the British diplomat James Cross. Pierre Laporte was assassinated by members of the group. In exchange for the release of James Cross, the abductors would get safe passage to Cuba.

Pan Am begins regular flights around the world

Pan Am was the largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse in 1991. Originally, it was founded as a scheduled air mail and passenger service flying between Florida and Cuba. Pan Am is credited for the widespread of jet aircraft or jumbo jets.

Truman signs Mutual Security Act

The Mutual Security Act was an American foreign aid program to help poor countries develop and to contain the spread of communism. It was signed by President Harry S. Truman with an annual budget of $7.5 billion for military, economic, and technical foreign aid.

The Gibson Guitar Corporation is formed

Orville Gibson patented a single-piece mandolin design and eventually started to sell his instruments. That led to the foundation of Gibson Guitar Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With the modernization of technology, the company started selling new instruments. The company has been renamed to Gibson Brands, Inc.

Captain Henry Wirz is hanged

Wirz was tried and executed for conspiracy and murder relating to his command of the camp, and was one of only two people convicted for war crimes during the American Civil War. He has become a controversial figure due to debate about his guilt and reputation, including criticism over his personal responsibility and the quality of his post-war trial.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1954


born 1967

Gavin Newsom

born 1973

Mario Lopez

born 1909

Kwame Nkrumah