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On July 13th, 1960, John
F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential
nomination at his party's convention in Los
In 1787, Congress enacted an ordinance governing
the Northwest Territory.
In 1793, French
revolutionary writer Jean Paul Marat was stabbed
to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday.
In 1863, deadly
rioting against the Civil War military draft
erupted in New York City.
In 1878, the
Treaty of Berlin amended the terms of the Treaty
of San Stefano, which had ended the Russo-Turkish
War of 1877-78.
race-related rioting that claimed 27 lives broke
out in Newark, New Jersey.
In 1974, the
Senate Watergate Committee proposed sweeping
reforms in an effort to prevent another Watergate
In 1977, a
blackout lasting 25 hours hit the New York City
In 1978, Lee
Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor
Company by chairman Henry Ford the Second.
In 1979, a 45-hour
siege by Palestinian guerrillas began at the
Egyptian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
"Live Aid," an international rock
concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and
Sydney, took place to raise money for Africa's
Ten years ago:
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev closed the
Communist Party's 28th congress by saying he
would welcome Western aid without political
Five years ago:
President Clinton denounced a base-closing list
for the damage it would do to California and
Texas, but then approved the package while
promising to save jobs in those states. Just six
days after the space shuttle "Atlantis"
returned, the shuttle "Discovery"
blasted off on a nine-day mission. About 2500
workers at Detroit's daily newspapers went on
One year ago:
Angel Maturino Resendiz, suspected of being the
"Railroad Killer," surrendered in El
Paso, Texas. In Tehran, police fired tear gas to
disperse ten-thousand demonstrators on the sixth
day of protests against Iranian hard-liners. The
American League won the All-Star game for the
third straight time, defeating the National
League 4-to-1 at Boston's Fenway Park.
"If I were to wish
for anything, I should not wish for wealth and
power, but for the passionate sense of the
potential, for the eye which, ever young and
ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints,
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher