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On July 19th, 1848, a pioneer
women's rights convention convened in Seneca
Falls, New York.
On this date:
In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war
In 1941, British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for
Victory" campaign in Europe.
In 1943, allied
air forces raided Rome during World War Two.
"Apollo Eleven" and its astronauts,
Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and
Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.
In 1975, the
"Apollo" and "Soyuz" space
capsules that were linked in orbit for two days
In 1979, the
Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista
guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio
Somoza had fled the country.
In 1980, the
Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of
nations that were boycotting the games because of
the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.
In 1985, Christa
McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the
first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space
shuttle. (McAuliffe and six other crew members
died when the "Challenger" exploded
shortly after lift-off.)
In 1986, Caroline
Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy,
married Edwin A. Schlossberg in Centerville,
In 1989, 112
people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-10
crashed while making an emergency landing at
Sioux City, Iowa; 184 other people survived.
Ten years ago:
President Bush joined former presidents Ronald
Reagan, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon at
ceremonies dedicating the Nixon Library and
Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California. Baseball's
all-time hits leader Pete Rose was sentenced in
Cincinnati to five months in prison for tax
Five years ago:
The Dow Jones industrial average ended at
4628.87, down 57.41, after plunging more than 130
points earlier in the session. A pair of House
subcommittees held a joint hearing on the federal
government's raid on the Branch Davidian compound
near Waco, Texas.
One year ago:
Federal officials said radar data showed the
plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Junior dropped
11,000 feet in just 14 seconds. Senator Edward
Kennedy released a statement saying, "We are
filled with unspeakable grief and sadness by the
loss of John and Carolyn and of Lauren
"I always turn to
the sports page first. The sports page records
people's accomplishments; the front page nothing
but man's failure."
Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States