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On June 16th, 1858, in a speech in
Springfield, Illinois, Senate candidate
Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be
resolved, declaring, "A house divided
against itself cannot stand."
On this date:
In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in
Lochleven Castle in Scotland.
In 1897, the
government signed a treaty of annexation with
In 1903, Ford
Motor Company was incorporated.
In 1933, the
National Industrial Recovery Act became law. (It
was later struck down by the Supreme Court.)
In 1955, Pope Pius
the 12th excommunicated Argentine President Juan
Domingo Peron -- a ban that was lifted eight
In 1960, the
Alfred Hitchcock movie "Psycho" opened
in New York.
In 1961, Soviet
ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West
while his troupe was in Paris.
In 1963, the
world's first female space traveler, Valentina
Tereshkova, was launched into orbit by the Soviet
Union aboard "Vostok Six."
In 1970, Kenneth
A. Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, became the first
black to win a mayoral election in a major
In 1978, President
Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos
exchanged the instruments of ratification for the
Panama Canal treaties.
Ten years ago: A
crowd in the Netherlands welcomed African
National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who
thanked them for staunch Dutch support for the
Five years ago:
Bosnian government forces aided by Bosnian Croats
unleashed a major offensive in hopes of breaking
the Serb stranglehold on Sarajevo. Salt Lake City
was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
One year ago: Vice
President Al Gore announced his candidacy for the
Democratic presidential nomination. Kathleen Ann
Soliah, a fugitive member of the Symbionese
Liberation Army, was captured in St. Paul,
Minnesota, where she had made a new life under
the name Sara Jane Olson. Thabo Mbeki took the
oath as president of South Africa, succeeding
"We fear something
before we hate it. A child who fears noises
becomes a man who hates noise."
Cyril Connolly, British critic (1903-1974).