June 19, 2003 |
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The 84-year-old pastor toddled into the church lobby in a three-piece suit, sank into a leather armchair under a painting of the Last Supper, yawned and smiled, the satisfied look of a man whose legacy is finally secure. The Rev. T.J. Jemison remembered how the creaky bus rumbled through Catfish Town, a downtown Baton Rouge district named for the fish that get stranded in puddles after the Mississippi River floods.
October 2, 1993 |
It happened a quarter of a century ago, shortly after 6 p.m. and just 10 days before the opening of the XIX Olympiad: Soldiers and riot police opened fire on thousands of demonstrators, mostly students, who had gathered in this capital's historic Tlatelolco district, once an Aztec stronghold. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, were killed. The final toll remains a mystery.
August 9, 1995 |
Television loves to lob talking heads at anniversaries. Well, not just any anniversaries, only those for events judged to be epic. And not just any of those anniversaries, either. Never three-year anniversaries, seven-year anniversaries or 11-year anniversaries, but always one-year anniversaries, multiples of 10-year anniversaries and also 25-year anniversaries. Why 25? A quarter of a century somehow seems more significant than, say, 26 years.
July 19, 1994
In a year of mostly uncomfortable World War II anniversaries, Germany celebrates one with pride: the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1944, attempt to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Chancellor Helmut Kohl will give a speech Wednesday to mark the day that military officers placed a bomb in Hitler's East Prussian headquarters. It killed four people and destroyed the headquarters, but Hitler survived. The commemoration is surrounded by controversy.
May 3, 2006 |
At long last, the curtain has come down on the most important chapter so far of Anthony Rapp's life in the theater. Last week, he and the other original members of the cast of "Rent" took their final bow in a special 10th anniversary benefit performance in New York in memory of the hit musical's late writer-director, Jonathan Larson. For Rapp, the evening capped a year of encores that made his character's signature black-and-white striped scarf a familiar sight among the show's exuberant fans.
June 17, 1993 |
More than 1 million blacks boycotted work Wednesday, shutting down major cities on the anniversary of the 1976 student uprising against apartheid. Many businesses either closed or tried to make do with a skeleton staff of white workers, particularly in the larger cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
June 6, 1994 |
President Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and a shipload of Allied leaders sailed in a massive flotilla late Sunday from this historic English Channel port for France to observe the 50th anniversary of D-day. En route, the fleet dropped wreaths in the Channel. Two million red poppies, symbolizing remembrance, fluttered down from a low-flying Lancaster bomber.
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August 10, 1998 |
Kaz Suyeishi will never forget the quiet peace of that cloudless August morning in 1945. The 18-year-old was in the front garden of her Hiroshima home, chatting with a friend, when a gleam of silver in the sky caught her attention. "It looked like an angel," she said. "It was the most beautiful airplane. It looked like heaven and peace." The plane was the Enola Gay, dropping the world's first atomic bomb over the Japanese city. That morning, the B-29 released the weapon known as "Little Boy."
October 12, 1992 |
A group of about 4,000 protesters arrayed along the city's waterfront, supported by boats and kayaks that blocked off entrance to the harbor, prevented the re-enactment of Columbus' landing that was scheduled as part of a quincentennial Columbus Day celebration. Egg-throwing demonstrators also provoked violence along the route of the annual parade through the city's heavily Italian North Beach district.
June 19, 1998 |
This is a story of how two Bruins became Trojans. Julian Wolf, 73, was a member of the crew team while he attended UCLA. But after he graduated, he enrolled in law school at USC. There, Wolf, along with Bob Hillen, his coach at UCLA, started the Trojan men's crew team in 1948.