State in which the vehicle in which the former president of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza, was traveling, who was killed along with his economic adviser and his driver, in an attack perpetrated in Asunción, where he resided after his overthrow. . / UPI / Archive

1580: Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer, is born.
1970: Clashes begin in Jordan between the country’s army and members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) known as « Black September ».
1980: Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is assassinated in an attack called « Operation Reptil » on a street in Asunción (Paraguay), where he lived in exile.