Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Today in history - Nov. 2 -

Today in history - Nov. 2 - "Ten years ago: A man claiming to have a bomb hijacked a school bus with 13 learning-disabled children aboard, leading authorities around Miami-area highways for 1 1/2 hours before being fatally shot by police. The United States expelled Daiwa Bank Ltd. for allegedly covering up $1.1 billion in trading losses.

Five years ago: An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the first residents of the international space station, christening it Alpha at the start of their four-month mission.

One year ago: President Bush was elected to a second term as Republicans strengthened their grip on Congress. Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was slain in Amsterdam after receiving death threats over a movie he had made criticizing the treatment of women under Islam. Sgt. Charles Robert Jenkins pleaded guilty to deserting the U.S. Army in 1965 to avoid duty in Korea and Vietnam; he was court martialed, stripped of his rank and discharged from the Army."



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