Other happenings of note:
Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.
The Tet offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as ''Bloody Sunday.''
The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return from exile in France.
The first major ground battle of the Gulf War was fought at the frontier port of Khafji in Saudi Arabia; 11 U.S. Marines were killed, seven of them by friendly fire.
Oh yea, and it is this guy's birthday as well. I think we should pass a law forcing him to pick a different day so as not to sully FDR.