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On September 28th, 1989, deposed
Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii at
In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England to
claim the English throne.
Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
arrived at present-day San Diego.
In 1781, American
forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a
French fleet, began their siege of Yorktown
In 1787, Congress
voted to send the just-completed Constitution of
the United States to state legislatures for their
In 1850, flogging
was abolished as a form of punishment in the US
In 1924, two US
Army planes landed in Seattle, Washington, having
completed the first round-the-world flight in 175
In 1939, during
World War Two, Germany and the Soviet Union
agreed on a plan to partition Poland.
In 1967, Walter
Washington took office as the first mayor of the
District of Columbia.
In 1972, Japan and
Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic
In 1974, first
lady Betty Ford underwent a mastectomy at
Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland,
following discovery of a cancerous lump in her
Ten years ago: The
exiled emir of Kuwait visited the White House,
where he told President Bush the Iraqis were
destroying and looting his country.
Five years ago:
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO
chairman Yasser Arafat signed an accord to
transfer much of the West Bank to the control of
its Arab residents.
One year ago: The
Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a state
can give visitation rights to grandparents when,
after a divorce or some other family split, the
children's parents say no. (Last June, the court
ruled that Washington state went too far in
letting grandparents and others seek visitation,
but it stopped short of giving parents absolute
veto power over who gets to visit their
"Sometimes I think
we Americans are the loneliest people in the
world. To be sure, we hunger for the power of
affection, the self-acceptance that gives life.
It is the oldest and strongest hunger in the
world. But hungering is not enough."
Sherwood Anderson, American author and poet