Hierdie dag in die geskiedenis: Mei 27

1998: Michael Fortier, the government’s star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, is sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot. (Fortier would be freed in January 2006.)

Ook op hierdie dag:

  • 1931: Two Swiss balloonists become the first humans to reach the stratosphere, rising to 53,171 voete
  • 1933: Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated shortThe Three Little Pigsis first released.
  • 1941: The British Royal Navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of some 2,000 lives, three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood with the loss of more than 1,400 lives. Amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims anunlimited national emergencyduring a radio address from the White House.
  • 1957: Die enkelsnit “That’ll Be the Dayby Buddy Holly’s group The Crickets is released by Brunswick Records.
  • 1995: Actor Christopher Reeve, best known for his portrayal of Superman, is left paralyzed after he is thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, sal.
  • 1998: Michael Fortier, the government’s star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, is sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot. (Fortier would be freed in January 2006.)
  • 1999: A U.N. tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity.

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