Wyatt Earp was born in Illinois.
Albert Speer, Hitler’s Architect was born.
Adolf Eichmann was born in Solingen, Germany. He was raised in Austria. He joined the Nazi party in 1932, moved back to Germany in 1933 and into Himmler’s SD the following year. He was promoted SS Obersturmbannfuehrer in 1941 and he supervised the deportation of Jews from all Nazi occupied areas to the death camps in Poland. Working always as a desk jockey he was so little known that, even though he was arrested by the Americans in 1945, he was only interned and escaped to Argentina in 1946.The Israeli’s kidnapped him from Argentina in 1960. He was tried and sentenced to death in 1961 and executed in Ramleh Prison May 31, 1962.
Adolf Galland, WW2 Air Ace and Germany’s youngest General was born.
The UN General Assembly passes Resolution 425 calling for the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. UNIFIL was established.
During the funeral of Caoimhin MacBradaigh, a member of the IRA who was killed at Milltown Cemetery on March 16th, two British soldiers, Derek Wood and Robert Howes, dressed in civilian clothes drove into the funeral procession. They were dragged from the car, stripped, beaten and killed.
Operation Iraqi Freedom began with cruise missile and air attacks on Iraqi targets.
Two Belfast men executed by Firing Squad.
15/890 Rifleman James Templeton. 15th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles. Age 20.
15/13211 Rifleman James McCracken. 15th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles. Age 19.
Both buried in Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension.
29878 Cpl George Anderson, Royal Artillery. Died Western Front from Tallow, Co. Waterford.