It was a Bloody Sunday, indeed for Iraqis as bombs and small arms attacks claimed at least 75 lives and left another 285 wounded in a series of attacks that targeted the country’s security forces. The onslaught by insurgents struck a dozen
April 9, 1947 - Striking Telephone Operators. Striking Coal Miners. Big Four Conference. Henry Wallace in London. Greek Army advancing against rebels. Henry Ford death. David Lilienthal confirmed as head of AEC. Frank Sinatra in court over fist fight.
April 4, 1960 - Republicans kick off Presidential race. Violence escalates in South Africa. Cause of crash of National Airlines Plane in North Carolina ruled to be a bomb. Largest Communist Youth Rally staged in Havana. Oscars coming up this evening.
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News of the day for January 23, 1991. Operation Desert Storm in its seventh day. Iraq claims missile attacks on "Baby Formula Factory", Iraqi Scud missiles attack Tel-Aviv, U.S. fighters have flown some 12,000 sorties so far. Dan Quayle decries anti-war protesters. No idea how long the war will last.
In memory of the passing of Geraldine Ferraro - her acceptance speech as vice-Presidential nominee in 1984.