Thursday, September 08, 2005

Today in history: September 8 - Education -

Today in history: September 8 - Education - "In 1974, President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Nixon.

In 1975, Boston’s public schools began their court-ordered citywide busing program amid scattered incidents of violence.

In 1994, a U.S. Air Boeing 737 crashed into a ravine as it was approaching Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people on board.

Ten years ago: Bosnia’s warring sides reached a compromise in Geneva, agreeing to divide the nation into two states: one for the rebel Serbs and another for the Muslims and Croats.

Five years ago: World leaders ended the United Nations Millennium Summit with a pledge to solve humankind’s problems, including poverty, war, AIDS, pollution and human rights abuses. The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs apologized for the federal agency’s “legacy of racism and inhumanity” that included massacres, forced relocations of tribes and attempts to wipe out Indian cultures.

One year ago: CBS’ “60 Minutes Wednesday” aired a report questioning President Bush’s National Guard service; however, CBS News ended up apologizing for a “mistake in judgment” after memos featured in the report were challenged as forgeries. The Genesis space capsule, which had orbited the sun for three years, crashed to Earth when its parachutes failed to deploy. Richard G. Butler, founder of the Aryan Nations, was found dead in his bed in Hayden, Idaho; he was 86."



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