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From: "Patty Allen" <>
Subject: [CRF] Other Notable Events, August 26
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 01:40:05 -0700
Other Notable Events, August 26
In 1964, Democrats nominated U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Hubert
Humphrey to face the Republicans in November.
In 1974, Charles Lindbergh died at the age of 72.
In 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected the 263rd pope and chose the
name John Paul I. He died 33 days later.
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew's deadly winds roared ashore in Louisiana bayou
Also in 1992, U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced a ban on Iraqi
military flights over southern Iraq to protect the Shiite Muslims. He said
any planes that violate the order would be shot down by U.S.-led coalition
In 1996, a court in South Korea sentenced former president Chun Doo-hwan to
death for the coup that put him in power. His successor, Roh Tae-woo, was
sentenced to prison for taking bribes.
In 1998, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno asked for a 90-day preliminary
investigation into alleged illegal campaign fundraising phone calls Vice
President Al Gore made from the White House.
In 2002, Iraq will have nuclear weapons "fairly soon," U.S. Vice President
Dick Cheney said in a speech favoring U.S. military action.
In 2003, NASA was severely criticized on several counts by a federal board
investigating the Feb. 1 Columbia shuttle disaster.
Also in 2003, the U.N. Security Council denounced as a "grave violation of
human rights" the killings of Kuwaiti prisoners, believed to be in the
hundreds, by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime.
In 2004, a leader in the U.S. Army panel investigating prisoner abuse at
Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison said the team had discovered "serious misconduct
and a loss of moral values."
Also in 2004, a mortar attack on a mosque in Koufa in central Iraq killed 40
people and injured another 70.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Florida's Atlantic coast, causing flooding
that claimed 11 lives. The massive storm then moved into the Gulf of Mexico
where it picked up strength and sent thousands of Gulf Coast residents
fleeing its expected onslaught.
Also in 2005, a Gallup Poll showed U.S. President George W. Bush's approval
rating at 40 percent -- the lowest Gallup rating of his presidency.
In 2006, Iran rebuffed the U.N. edict to stop its nuclear project or face
sanctions and went ahead with expansion steps instead.
In 2007, the latest unofficial estimate of people killed in flooding in
North Korea ballooned to 600, media sources said.
Also in 2007, wildfires, all believed to be the act of arsonists, raged in
Greece, fanned by gale force winds, killing at least 59 people and
destroying thousands of acres of crops, pasture land and forest.
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