This Day In History
World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.