The bird flu outbreak in Iowa is growing [Reuters].
On this day in history:
1931 – The Empire State Building was dedicated in New York City.
1960 – The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 spy plane flown by Francis Gary Powers, who was captured.
2003 – President George W. Bush speaking from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, declared that major combat operations in Iraq were over, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced the end of major U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan.
2011 – President Barack Obama announced that al-Qaida founder Osama Bid Laden was killed in a U.S. commando raid on his compound in Pakistan.