Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Today in History - Oct. 5

Today in History - Oct. 5: "Ten years ago: Seamus Heaney of Ireland won the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature. Bosnia's combatants agreed to a 60-day cease-fire and new talks on ending their 3 1/2 years of battle.

Five years ago: In the only debate of presidential running mates during the 2000 campaign, Republican Dick Cheney and Democrat Joseph Lieberman disagreed firmly but politely about military readiness, tax cuts and the future of Social Security.

One year ago: Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic rival John Edwards slugged it out over Iraq, jobs and each other's judgment in their one and only vice-presidential debate. Americans' supply of flu vaccine was abruptly cut in half as British regulators unexpectedly shut down Chiron Corp., a major supplier. Americans David Gross, H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczeck won the Nobel Prize in physics. A state judge threw out Louisiana's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Tiger Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren in Barbados. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield died in Los Angeles at age 82."

Wheee!

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