Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Today in History - Sept. 21

Today in History - Sept. 21: "In 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

In 1989, Hurricane Hugo, packing winds of up to 135 mph, crashed into Charleston, S.C.

Ten years ago: House Republicans unveiled partial details of their plan for Medicare aimed at achieving $270 billion in savings over seven years.

Five years ago: An Iranian appeals court reduced the prison terms for 10 Jews convicted of 'cooperating' with Israel, in a case that had drawn international criticism.

One year ago: President Bush, defending his decision to invade Iraq, urged the U.N. General Assembly to stand united with the country's struggling government. Yusuf Islam, formerly known as singer Cat Stevens, was taken off a London-to-Washington United Airlines flight because his name had shown up on a government 'no-fly' list. The death toll in Haiti from deluges caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne topped 700."



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