To­day in his­tory

The Garden Island - - Pau Hana Time -

1789: the U.S. De­part­ment of For­eign Af­fairs was re­named the De­part­ment of State. 1807: for­mer Vice President Aaron Burr was ac­quit­ted of a mis­de­meanor charge two weeks af­ter he was found not guilty of trea­son. 1857: Wil­liam Howard Taft — who served as President of the United States and as U.S. chief jus­tice — was born in Cincin­nati, Ohio. 1935: the Nurem­berg Laws de­prived Ger­man Jews of their cit­i­zen­ship. 1940: dur­ing the World War II Bat­tle of Bri­tain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force in­flicted heavy losses upon the Luft­waffe. 1942: dur­ing World War II, the air­craft car­rier USS Wasp was tor­pe­doed by a Ja­panese submarine; the U.S. Navy ended up sink­ing the badly dam­aged ves­sel. 1950: dur­ing the Korean con­flict, United Na­tions forces landed at In­cheon in the south and be­gan their drive to­ward Seoul (sohl). 1963: four black girls were killed when a bomb went off dur­ing Sun­day ser­vices at the 16th Street Bap­tist Church in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama. 1972: a fed­eral grand jury in Wash­ing­ton in­dicted seven men in con­nec­tion with the Water­gate break-in. 1981: the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee voted unan­i­mously to ap­prove the Supreme Court nom­i­na­tion of San­dra Day O’Con­nor. 2000: the 2000 Sum­mer Olympics opened in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, with a seem­ingly end­less pa­rade of ath­letes and coaches and a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play. Source: As­so­ci­ated Press

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