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1994 - U.S.A. O.J. Simpson
1994 : Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman are brutally stabbed to death outside Nicole's home in Brentwood, California. OJ Simpson was later tried for the murders and although the evidence against Simpson was extensive he was found not guilty.
1917 - Greece King Constantine I
1917 : King Constantine I of Greece, abdicates his throne in the face of pressure from Britain and France and internal opponents.
1922 - U.S.A. Ferris Wheel
1922 : An unusual Hurricane and Tornadoes hit the New York Metropolitan Area causing billions of dollars in damage and loss of life. The storm hit suddenly and in Clasons Point a pleasure park near city Island a Ferris wheel with a large number of young riders broke away from it's mountings and crashed to the ground.
1929 - Mexico Students
1929 : 2000 Students on strike take over the main building of the Mexican National University. The students held hostages and put a red flag over the building. They demanded the university rector to resign, but he refused. Eventually the students let the hostages go, but they still kept guard over the building.
1935 - U.S.A. Ella Fitzgerald
1935 : At age 17, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first songs - "Love and Kisses" and "I'll Chase the Blues Away." They came to be big hits for her.
1942 - World War II Coral Sea
1942 : The news of A great Naval Battle between Naval forces from the United States and Japan in the Coral Sea between March 19th
and May 9th resulted in the loss of the US aircraft carrier Lexington and 2 other US ships and the loss of 15 ships from the Japanese Navy. The naval battle is considered a major win for the US Navy.
1964 - South Africa Nelson Mandela
1964 : The leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is jailed for life for sabotage.
1965 - Vietnam Phan Huy Quat Resigns
1965 : South Vietnamese Premier Phan Huy Quat resigns following civil unrest and a military government is put in place headed by Army General Nguyen Van Thieu.
1967 - U.S.A. Interracial Marriages
1967 : Interracial marriages declared constitutional by the Supreme Court and barred Virginia and by implication other states from making interracial marriage a crime.
1975 - India Indira Gandhi
1975 : Indira Gandhi , the prime minister of India, is found guilty of electoral corruption in her successful 1971
campaign. Gandhi refused to give up India's top office and later declared martial law in the country when public demonstrations threatened to topple her administration.
1978 - U.S.A. "Son of Sam"
1978 : David Berkowitz "Son of Sam" was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six "Son of Sam" .44-caliber killings in New York.
1982 - U.S.A. Anti Nuclear Demonstrations
1982 : Around 700,000 demonstrators gathered in New York City's Central Park demanding an end to the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
1987 - Germany Berlin Wall
1987 : While standing in front of the Berlin Wall President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Wall down.
1992 - U.S.A. Earth Summit Rio de Janeiro
1992 : George W. Bush addresses the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro announcing the United States will not sign the International Ecological Treaty / Later became the the Kyoto Protocol which most nations at the summit had agreed to.
1997 - U.S.A. New $50 Bill
1997 : The US Treasury Department unveil a new $50 bill with a security thread which glows yellow under ultraviolet light making the bill more counterfeit-resistant.
1998 - Japan Recession
1998 : After nearly 20 years of consistent growth the Japanese economy is now officially in a recession as the latest figures show its economy has shrunk for the first time since 1974. Much of the problem has been caused by the collapse of land and property prices which has left Japanese banks with massive debts. The problems have also shaken consumer confidence as layoffs and unemployment worsens meaning the Japanese consumer is cutting back on spending.
2007 - Croatia Serb Leader Sentenced For Murder
2007 : A former Serbian rebel leader was sentenced to thirty-five years in jail by the Hague for crimes committed in the early nineties, including persecution and murder. Fifty-two year old Milan Martic had been a leader of the Krajina Serb republic which had lasted from 1991
until 1995 in Croatia.
2008 - Brazil Armed Robbers Steal Picasso Artwork
2008 : Two armed robbers stole two Picasso engravings and two other pieces of artwork from a museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2010 - United States Campers Killed in Floods
2010 : At least sixteen people were killed in Arkansas after flood waters reached campsites at a national park. The floods injured over twenty other people and up to thirty remained missing. Some of the surviving campers stated that they had to hold onto the trees for hours waiting to be rescued.
2011 - Philippines World's Shortest Man Declared
2011 : Junrey Balawing, only 23.6 inches tall, was declared the world's shortest man by the Guinness World Records on his eighteenth birthday. Balawing's family stated that he had stopped growing at the age of two and that doctors could not explain why he was so short. Balawing was over seven centimeters shorter than the previous record holder.
2012 - Cuban Boxing Great Teofilo Stevenson Dies
2012 : Cuban heavyweight champion Teofilo Stevenson died at the age of sixty. Stevenson won three gold medals at the 1972 , 1976, and 1980 Olympics and was considered one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time.
2013 - Japan World's Oldest Man Dies
2013 : The worlds oldest man and oldest man in recorded history, Jiroemon Kimura, died at the age of one-hundred and sixteen years old. Kimura died of natural causes in Kyoto, Japan.
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Annelies Marie Frank, June 12th, 1929, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Known For :
Otto Frank moved his family to Amsterdam on the accession of Adolf Hitler. Anne and her sister Margot went to school in Amsterdam. and their father started to run a business with a fellow Jew. The German Army invaded Holland in May
1940, and the Nazi Party imposed restrictions and segregation on the Dutch Jews. On her birthday in 1942 Anne was given the book that she would use as her diary by her father. Margot was ordered to a work camp, and the family went in to hiding. They lived in the rooms that were behind his office, and were joined by his partner's family and one other man. Their rooms were called the Secret Annex, and Anne recorded many details of their lives over the next two years. The Secret Annex was discovered on July 4th
, 1944 and they were all sent to concentration camps. Anne died there, and only Otto survived their internment. He returned to Amsterdam, and the diary was published in 1947.
George Herbert Walker Bush
Born: June 12, 1924, Milton Massachusetts
Died: November 30, 2018, Houston, Texas
Known For :
George H. W. Bush, a member of a politically influential family, was a one-term US president from 1989
to 1993. He previously served as Vice President under Reagan, the Director of the CIA, UN Ambassador, and a US Representative from Texas. Much of his presidency is seen as a continuation of Reagan’s policies with little intention to upset the status quo. One of his administration’s biggest accomplishments was the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, and US invasion of Panama also took place during his time in office.