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July 27, 2006 |
After enduring threats from white shipmates and efforts by Navy officers to sabotage his final exam in diving school, Carl Maxie Brashear emerged as the Navy's first African American deep-sea diver. So he had no intention of giving up that hard-won position in 1966, after injuries suffered while recovering a bomb from the ocean left him an amputee.
June 1, 2009 |
Tens of thousands of supporters of Israel crowded New York's Fifth Avenue as part of the annual parade celebrating the birth of the Jewish state in 1948. This year's parade also commemorated the centenary of the city of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai was an honorary grand marshal and donned a pair of "100" glasses. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson led off the parade, followed by floats blasting Israeli pop music and teenagers from yeshivas and Jewish day schools.
January 2, 1985 |
The U.N. Security Council met 57 times in 1984, its lowest total since 1978, and nearly half the discussions dealt with problems in the Middle East, including disputes between Arabs and Israel, Iran and Iraq and between Libya and several other nations. The second-most-discussed issue in 1984 was Cyprus, which involved 11 meetings. South Africa was the subject 10 times, and Nicaraguan complaints against the United States took up seven. The council first met in 1946 as the U.N.'
December 8, 1994
Gallery Plus is holding a holiday open house from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday that will feature a special exhibit of memorabilia from the Negro Baseball League of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Former players from the league will be on hand to autograph the pictures, postcards and posters that will be displayed and sold. Players from the Kansas City Monarchs, Drummondville Cubs, Indianapolis Clowns, Chicago American Giants, Nashville Elite Giants and Homestead Grays will be on hand for the event.
November 5, 1990
Yisrael Levy, 64, an underground fighter in Israel's struggle for independence who carried out the 1946 bombing of a Jerusalem hotel that killed 91 people. Levy belonged to Irgun Zvai Leumi, the militant Jewish underground that fought the British for independence in the 1940s. Irgun carried out dozens of attacks on British army, government and police targets. Its deadliest operation was the bombing of the King David, a hotel that housed the British Government Secretariat and army headquarters.
April 3, 2011 |
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers began playing in Los Angeles in 1958. He was a quadriplegic, his body broken in a tragic automobile accident after the 1957 season. Few Dodgers fans in Los Angeles ever had a chance to fully appreciate the Hall of Fame catcher in action, but Neil Lanctot's rich new biography, "Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella," should change that.