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Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile

In the presidential election, former president Michelle Bachelet fell short of the absolute majority needed for an outright win. In the runoff election, she beat former senator and Minister of Labor Evelyn Matthei with over 62% of the vote, with turnout significantly lower than in the first round.

The first flight of new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing conducted the 787-8 maiden flight from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, and landed 3 hours later at Seattle's Boeing Field. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the 1st airliner with an airframe constructed primarily of composite materials.

The iconic board game is invented

Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which winning is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The game was created by Chris Haney, and Scott Abbott in Montreal, Canada. They decided to create their own game after they had found pieces of their Scrabble game missing.

United States will recognize communist China

In one of the most dramatic announcements of the Cold War, President Jimmy Carter stated that as of January 1, 1979, the United States will formally recognize the communist PCR and sever relations with Taiwan. The US reiterated the Shanghai Communiqué's acknowledgment that there is only one China and that Taiwan is a part of China.

APA votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from the DSM

The Board of Trustees voted to remove homosexuality as a disorder category from the DSM, a decision ratified by a majority of the general American Psychiatric Association membership the following year. A category of "sexual orientation disturbance" was introduced in its place in 1974, and then replaced in the 1980 DSM-III with Ego-dystonic sexual orientation.

Eichmann is sentenced to death

Otto Adolf Eichmann was a German-Austrian Nazi SS-"Senior Assault Unit Leader" and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was captured by the Mossad in Argentina in 1960 and subsequently found guilty of war crimes in a widely publicized trial in Jerusalem, Israel. Eichmann was executed by hanging in 1962.

Richard Pavlick is arrested for plotting to assassinate JFK

Richard Paul Pavlick was a retired postal worker from New Hampshire who stalked U.S. president-elect John F. Kennedy, with the intent of assassinating him. Four days after the attempt a Palm Beach police officer spotted Pavlick’s vehicle as he entered the city via the Royal Poinciana Bridge. Police immediately surrounded the car and arrested him.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1966

Walt Disney

born 1892

J. Paul Getty

born 37