October 11, 1987
A parade of 13 battleships under the Golden Gate Bridge and an exhibition by the Blue Angels precision flying team kicked off San Francisco's seventh annual "Fleet Week." The salute to the U.S. Navy is scheduled to continue through Thursday with a fireworks display, recruiting program, rock concert and a Navy ball at the San Francisco Hilton. A 10-minute protest by a ragtag Peace Navy also was planned by the Greenpeace organization, which opposes the use of nuclear weapons at sea.
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April 23, 1986 |
A nuclear weapon nearly 12 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima was detonated beneath the desert Tuesday in the third announced U.S. test of 1986. The test was condemned by the official Soviet news agency Tass, although the Soviet government had shunned an invitation to witness the blast.
July 14, 1985 |
A group claiming to be combat veterans of Vietnam and conflicts in Africa has claimed responsibility for the sinking of the Greenpeace environmental organization's flagship, investigators said Saturday. An unsigned handwritten leaflet delivered to the New Zealand Broadcasting Corp. said the Rainbow Warrior was sunk by the unnamed group Wednesday in Auckland harbor to prevent the Pacific region from becoming "another Lebanon."
November 30, 2012 |
Soccer great (and underwear designer/model) David Beckham is saying goodbye to fans in Los Angeles. He's leaving his gig with the L.A. Galaxy after Saturday's MLS championship game. But my bet is he keeps turning up in underwear ads. After all, who can forget the giant-sized images of Beckham in his briefs and boxers that were projected on the White Cliffs of Dover last summer during the Olympics? [Los Angeles Times] Rihanna and Chris Brown both used social media to show off matching Rolex watches.
May 14, 1985 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko held six hours of talks today--two hours longer than expected, and U.S. officials said the discussions centered on arms control. Emerging from the meeting, Shultz told reporters that the session was "lengthy, useful and worthwhile." U.S. officials said the talks centered on arms control, although the two men also discussed regional issues and human rights.
August 17, 1985 |
The French government, sorely embarrassed and worried, is now facing a political scandal as the nation's press continues to amass evidence that the government is directly responsible for the bombing and sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand last month. Only a week ago, the incident had been looked on as a spy thriller, or a fantastic adventure. But that mood is changing.