Highlight in History:|
One year ago, on April 20th, 1999,
students Eric Harris and Dylan
Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and
one teacher before taking their own lives at
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
On this date:
In 1836, the Territory of Wisconsin was
established by Congress.
In 1889, Adolf
Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria.
scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the
radioactive element radium.
In 1940, RCA
publicly demonstrated its new and powerful
In 1945, during
World War Two, allied forces took control of the
German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
In 1968, Pierre
Elliott Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister of
In 1971, the
Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve
racial desegregation in schools.
In 1972, the
manned lunar module from "Apollo 16"
landed on the moon.
In 1978, a Korean
Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern
Russia after being fired on by a Soviet
interceptor after entering Soviet airspace. Two
passengers were killed.
In 1980, the first
Cubans sailing to the United States as part of
the massive Mariel boatlift reached Florida.
Ten years ago:
Former junk bond financier Michael Milken agreed
to plead guilty to six felonies and pay $600
million in penalties to settle the largest
securities fraud case in history.
Five years ago: In
the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, the
FBI announced it was looking for two men
suspected of renting the truck used to carry the
explosive; meanwhile, rescue teams suspended the
search for survivors so that the remaining
structure of the Alfred P. Murrah Building could
be shored up.
"The law that will
work is merely the summing up in legislative form
of the moral judgment that the community has
Woodrow Wilson, American president (1856-1924).