Hierdie dag in die geskiedenis: Okt.. 23

Hierdie dag in die geskiedenis: Okt.. 23

Op hierdie dag, Okt.. 23 ...

1987: Die VSA. Senate rejects, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.

On this date:

  • 1910: Blanche S. Scott becomes the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight, reaching an altitude of 12 feet at a park in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • 1915: Tens of thousands of women parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
  • 1925: Longtime “Vanaand Show” host Johnny Carson is born in Corning, Iowa.
  • 1973: President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica.
  • 1983: A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon kills 241 Amerikaanse. service members, most of them Marines; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces kills 58 paratroopers.
  • 1984: BBC Television reports on the famine in Ethiopia; the story, which shocks viewers, prompts rock star Bob Geldof to organizeBand Aid,” a group of celebrities and recording artists who would record the songDo They Know It’s Christmas?” for charity.

  • 1995: A jury in Houston convicts Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena. (Saldivar is serving a life prison sentence.)
  • 2006: Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to 24 jare, four months for his role in the company’s collapse.
  • 2009: President Barack Obama declares the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect non-infected patients.
  • 2009: The NBA and the referees union agree on a two-year contract, ending a lockout of more than a month.
  • 2009: Character actor Lou Jacobi dies in New York at age 95.
  • 2018: China opens the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, a 34-mile span connecting Hong Kong to the mainland.
  • 2018: Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Hooggeregshof, announces she has been diagnosed withthe beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease.

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