• Malenkov heads USSR... • Rosenbergs' spy trial begins... • Germans renew attack on Verdun... • Remember the Alamo!... • US Supreme Court endorses slavery... • Kohl elected West German Chancellor... • Michelangelo nasce... • Classification périodique des éléments... • Toronto becomes a city... • Buick dies... • Soviet aggressors agree to peace talks with Finland... • Knights of Labor go on strike... • Dutch attack Nazi food truck... • FCC asked to facilitate highspeed Internet... • Gabriel García Marquez is born... • Computer virus strikes... • Michelangelo is born... • Georgia O'Keeffe dies... • US Marines to go to Vietnam... • Bloody fighting at Laos border... • States may not tax US...
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2003 This 3-month-old polar bear (weighing 12 kg) [photo >] finds a home in the Toronto Zoo after native hunters killed its mother and police officer Wayne Maynard saved it from death near Fort Severn in northwestern Ontario. Polar bears need their mother for the first two years of their life. The 15'000 polar bears in Canada are under threat because of extensive hunting and environmental and habit changes brought on by increased human incursion in their territory and by global warming.
2001 El juez federal argentino Gabriel Cavallo decreta la inconstitucionalidad y nulidad de las leyes de "Obediencia Debida" y "Punto Final", aprobadas en 1986 y 1987 por el gobierno de Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín Folukes.
2001 La piel del cielo, de la escritora y periodista mejicana Elena Poniatowska, obtiene el primer premio en la cuarta edición del Premio Alfaguara de Novela.
2001 In Guruvayur, India, Kannan elephant, 30, wins for the 6th time the annual 500-meter race to the temple of Krishna, that opens the 10-day festival. [photo below].
| 2000 Three White New York police officers are convicted
of a cover-up in the cruel brutal police station torture of Haitian immigrant
Abner Louima. The convictions would be outrageously overturned in 2002 because
of insufficient evidence.
1994 La mayoría de los votantes de Moldavia se pronuncia en segundo referendum contra la reunificación con Rumania.
Kohl elected West German Chancellor ^top^
Helmut Kohl, the interim chancellor of West Germany since the fall of Helmut Schmidt’s Social Democrat government in the previous year, is elected German chancellor as his Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is voted back into power.
Elected as Rhine-Palatinate state premier in 1969, Kohl served the post until 1976, when he became federal chairman of the CDU and led the opposition to Chancellor Schmidt’s government. In 1982, with Germany suffering under persistent economic difficulties, he organized a successful no-confidence vote in the West German parliament against Schmidt and was subsequently named interim chancellor.
In March of 1983, the West German people confirmed him as chancellor and in 1987, German economic recovery led to his reelection. In the fall of 1989, the Communist government of East Germany collapsed, and Kohl led the efforts to reunify the two Germanys. In March of 1990, in the first all-German elections in six decades, Kohl was elected the first chancellor of a reunified Germany. During his third term as chancellor, Kohl oversaw the formidable task of absorbing East Germany’s crippled economy into the West, and was an advocate of the movement for a united Europe. In 1994, he was elected to a fourth term.
Increasing unemployment in Germany and Kohl’s cuts to the country’s welfare system led to his defeat against Gerhard Schroder and the Social Democrats in 1998.
Late in 1999, Kohl admittited receiving secret cash donations to the CDU over a period of years and refused to name the donors. In January 2000, prosecutors in Berlin began a case against Kohl for possible breach of trust. 000119 Kohl resigned as CDU honorary chairman. 000227 the CDU suffered a grave electoral defeat.
| 1980 La escritora Marguerite Yourcenar, primera mujer
elegida miembro de la Academia Francesa.