TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - NEWS -

1934

The U.S. Army Air Corps be­gan de­liv­er­ing mail af­ter Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt can­celed pri­vate con­tracts that had come un­der sus­pi­cion.

1942

Dur­ing World War II, Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt signed Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der 9066, which paved the way for the re­lo­ca­tion and in­tern­ment of peo­ple of Ja­panese ances­try, in­clud­ing U.S.-born cit­i­zens . ... Imperial Ja­panese war­planes raided the Aus­tralian city of Dar­win; at least 243 peo­ple were killed.

1968

The chil­dren’s pro­gram “Mis­ter Rogers’ Neigh­bor­hood,” cre­ated by and star­ring Fred Rogers, made its net­work de­but on Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tional Tele­vi­sion, a fore­run­ner of PBS, be­gin­ning a 31-sea­son run.

2003

An Ira­nian mil­i­tary plane car­ry­ing 275 mem­bers of the elite Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards crashed in south­east­ern Iran, killing all on board.

2008

An ail­ing Fidel Cas­tro re­signed the Cuban pres­i­dency af­ter nearly a half-cen­tury in power; his brother Raul was later named to suc­ceed him.

Birth­days

Singer Smokey Robin­son is 80. For­mer Sony Corp. Chair­man Howard Stringer is 78. Au­thor Amy Tan is 68. NFL Com­mis­sioner Roger Good­ell is 61. Singer Seal is 57. Ac­tor Beni­cio Del Toro is 53. Ac­tress Vic­to­ria Jus­tice is 27. Ac­tress Mil­lie Bobby Brown is 16.

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