Highlight in History: |
On September ninth, 1956, Elvis
Presley made the first of three appearances on
"The Ed Sullivan Show."
On this date:
In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the
term "United States" official,
replacing "United Colonies."
California became the 31st state of the union.
In 1919, most of
Boston's 1500-man police force went on strike.
In 1926, the
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created
by the Radio Corporation of America.
In 1943, Allied
forces landed at Salerno and Taranto during World
In 1948, the
People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North
Korea) was created.
In 1957, President
Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights
bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
In 1971, prisoners
seized control of the maximum-security Attica
Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York,
beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43
In 1976, Communist
Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung died in Beijing at
In 1993, PLO
leaders and Israel agreed to recognize each
other, clearing the way for a peace accord.
Ten years ago:
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S.
Gorbachev held a one-day summit in Helsinki,
Finland, after which they joined in condemning
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Liberian President
Samuel K. Doe was killed after being captured by
rebels. Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi to win
the US Open men's title.
Five years ago:
Bosnian Serbs blamed UN forces for a shell that
killed ten people at a Bosnian Serb hospital the
day before. Amtrak's "Broadway Limited"
service between New York and Chicago made its
One year ago:
Former Republican Senator John Danforth opened an
independent inquiry into the 1993 siege of the
Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. A
massive explosion tore apart a Moscow apartment
building, killing about a hundred people. Israel
released 199 Palestinian security prisoners as
part of a new peace deal. Baseball Hall-of-Fame
pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter died in
Hertford, North Carolina, at age 53. Actress Ruth
Roman died in Laguna Beach, California, at age
"Neurosis is the way
of avoiding non-being by avoiding being."
Paul Tillich, American theologian (1886-1965).