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Porto com razão de queixa do árbitro da Luz! Fevereiro 27, 2006

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Deixem-me rir! O programa das anedotas que dá à segunda feira na Sic, passou para a Sic Notícias. Farto-me de rir … com o Guilherme Aguiar! Porto altamente prejudicado no jogo da Luz? É verdade! O Benfica devia ter acabado com sete jogadores!

Mágicos é que estes senhores deviam ser. Léo devia ser expulso aos 9′ (esquecem-se de falta igual ainda antes sobre o Simão Sabrosa, sem bola!). Alcides finta Raul Meireles, que fica no chão, tem tudo para cruzar em lance perigoso, Raul no chão prende os pés de Alcides, falta e o cartão amarelo ficou no bolso.

Quaresma já com amarelo tenta uma cotovelada no Alcides que se defende não aconteceu nada.

O penalty sobre Petit não deixa qualquer tipo de dúvidas. Um fora de jogo mal tirado a Léo. Já para não falar no lance do Pepe na 1ª. parte a tirar a bola com a mão quando ela iria para o Luisão…

Depois disso em vez de se queixarem de Co Adriaanse e do Vítor Baía estes senhores… estão no mundo da imaginação e queixam-se do árbitro! É que desta vez a bola rematada do meio-campo (estou admirado que não tenham visto fora de jogo nesse lance) bateu nas redes … não se limitou a ultrapassar a linha de golo como no ano passado.

Esta posição só se compreende porque esperavam que a reunião do Presidente do Porto (apadrinhada pelo Presidente da Liga) com o Presidente do Conselho de Arbitragem na semana que antecedeu o jogo produzisse (ainda mais) dividendos… ou por algum delírio de Carnaval.
 

Braga goleia o Rio Ave e assume o terceiro lugar…

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Braga 5 – 0 Rio Ave
O Rio Ave meteu água por todos os lados e o Braga conseguiu uma goleada ao fazer talvez a sua melhor exibição da época.

O Braga reassume o terceiro lugar e somente a quatro pontos do primeiro enquanto o Rio Ave averbou a terceira derrota consecutiva (e o sexto jogo sem ganhar) e segue em posição de despromoção.

Os golos dos bracarenses foram marcados por João Tomás (34′ e 63′), Vandinho (67′), Kim (77′) e Delibasic (83′).

Estádio Municipal de Braga

Árbitro: João Capela, de Lisboa

Sp. Braga: Paulo Santos; Luís Filipe, Paulo Jorge, Nem e Rossato; Frechaut, Andrés Madrid (Castanheira, 75m) e Vandinho; Wender, João Tomás (Delibasic, 69m) e Cesinha (Kim, 75m)

Rio Ave: Candeias; José Gomes, Bruno Mendes, Idalécio e Milhazes; Niquinha, Delson (Anic, 60m) e Cleiton (Agostinho, 71m); Evandro (Evandro, 78m), Gaúcho e Ricardo Jorge

Marcadores: João Tomás (34m e 63m), Vandinho (67m), Kim (77m) e Delibasic (83m)

Disciplina: Nada a registar

 

Baptista Bastos – Faz hoje 72 anos. Parabéns

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Nos olhos dela habitava a bondade. Um doce sorriso embalava-lhe os lábios, e a face transparecia a tranquilidade interior de quem não fora punida pelo despeito nem agredida pelo ressentimento. Era ainda nova: vivia na linha de sombra que tenuemente divide a idade das pessoas, entre maduras e velhas. De onde viera? Que idade tinha? Ninguém sabia. Por vezes, pintava os lábios murchos. Por vezes, exibia largos decotes e mangas cavadas, eis o traço lascivo dos seios, eis os braços roliços, opulentos e sensuais. Era alta, quase imponente; porém, quando subia a rua íngreme, parecia alada, os pés quase não tocavam no chão.

Aparecera no bairro e logo se organizara uma aura de mistério em sua volta. Apesar da estatura, mantinha-se discreta e reservada, pouco falava com os vizinhos. Havia dias em que cantava; cantava alto velhas canções de amor. Nas tardes de sábado, os homens reuniam-se no clube, jogavam ao loto e à sueca e, ocasionalmente, embebedavam-se.

Um pouco de ternura (excerto)

Armando Baptista-Bastos (n. Lisboa 27 Fev 1934 )

Ver O Traço de União

 

E TUDO ERA POSSÍVEL – Ruy Belo

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Na minha juventude antes de ter saído
da casa de meus pais disposto a viajar
eu conhecia já o rebentar do mar
das páginas dos livros que já tinha lido

Chegava o mês de maio era tudo florido
o rolo das manhãs punha-se a circular
e era só ouvir o sonhador falar
da vida como se ela houvesse acontecido

E tudo se passava numa outra vida
e havia para as coisas sempre uma saída
Quando foi isso? Eu próprio não o sei dizer

Só sei que tinha o poder duma criança
entre as coisas e mim havia vizinhança
e tudo era possível era só querer

in Homem de Palavra[s]
Lisboa, Editorial Presença, 1999 (5ª ed.)

Ruy de Moura Belo (n. em S. João da Ribeira, Rio Maior, em 27 Fev 1933; m. em Lisboa, 8 Ago 1978).

 

Mas que sei eu – Ruy Belo

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Mas que sei eu das folhas no outono
ao vento vorazmente arremessadas
quando eu passo pelas madrugadas
tal como passaria qualquer dono?
Eu sei que é vão o vento e lento o sono
e acabam coisas mal principiadas
no ínvio precipício das geadas
que pressinto no meu fundo abandono
Nenhum súbito lamenta
a dor de assim passar que me atormenta
e me ergue no ar como outra folha
qualquer. Mas eu sei que sei destas manhãs?
As coisas vêm vão e são tão vãs
como este olhar que ignoro que me olha

in Todos os Poemas

Ruy de Moura Belo (n. em S. João da Ribeira, Rio Maior, em 27 Fev 1933; m. em Lisboa, 1978).

 

Primeiro caso de N5H1 detectado em Portugal…

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É verdade. Foi detectado ontem um frango envenenado no Estádio da Luz e logo quem diria… na capoeira de Vítor Baía!

 

On this day in History – Feb. 27

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  • 0280 – Constantine I the Great, thought to have been born this day after AD 280, Constantine I, the first Roman emperor to profess Christianity, sparked the empire’s evolution into a Christian state and catalyzed a distinctively Christian culture.
  • 0425 – Theodosius effectively founded a university in Constantinople.
  • 0837 – 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
  • 1500 – D. João de Castro was born in Lisbon (d. in Goa, 6 Jun 1548). Portuguese scientist, general and Vice-King of Índia.
  • 1557 – 1st Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia and U.S. sign trade agreement
  • 1560 – The Treaty of Berhick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
  • 1594 – Henry IV is crowned King of France.
  • 1617 – Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea
  • 1622 – Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, was born, Dutch painter.
  • 1659 – Henry Dunster dies (b. 1609). First President of Harvard College.
  • 1666 – D. Luisa de Gusmão dies in Lisbon (b. 13 Oct 1613). Queen of Portugal (wife of King John IV)
  • 1670 – Jews were expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I.
  • 1691 – Edward Cave was born (d. 1754). English editor and publisher.
  • 1699 – Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton dies (b. c. 1625). English politician.
  • 1700 – The island of New Britain is discovered.
  • 1706 – John Evelyn dies (b. 1620). English diarist.
  • 1720 – Samuel Parris dies (b. 1653). English-born Puritan minister.
  • 1735 – John Arbuthnot dies (b. 1667). English physician and writer.
  • 1767 – Jesuítas são expulsos da Espanha.
  • 1776 – At the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolinian revolutionaries defeated loyalists during the American Revolution.
  • 1793 – The Giles resolutions are introduced to the United States House of Representatives asking the House to condemn Alexander Hamilton‘s handling of loans.
  • 1801 – Washington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1807 – El marino Alejandro Malaspina le informa al virrey de Buenos Aires sobre su reconocimiento de Tierra del Fuego y la costa de la Patagonia.
  • 1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born was born in Portland, Massachusetts (now in Maine) (d. 1882). American poet.
  • 1812 – Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
  • 1812 – El rosarino Cosme Maciel iza por primera vez la bandera celeste y blanca, por orden de Belgrano, en las márgenes de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
  • 1822 – Eugene Gautier, was born, composer .
  • 1827 – The first Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 1843 – Ocupación efectiva, por una expedición española, de la isla de Fernando Poo, hoy Malabo, en Guinea Ecuatorial.
  • 1844 – The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
  • 1844 – Nicholas Biddle dies (b. 1786). President of the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1854 – Composer Robert Schumann was saved from a suicide attempt in the Rhine.
  • 1860 – Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that was largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
  • 1861 – A crowd in protesting Russian rule over Poland is fired upon by Russian troops, killing five protesters.
  • 1861 – Rudolf Steiner was born (d. 1925). Austrian philosopher.
  • 1863 – Joaquín Sorolla was born. Spanish painter.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
  • 1867 – Irving Fisher was born. American economist (compensating dollar).
  • 1869 – Henry Chandler Cowles was born (d. 12 Sep 1939). American botanist who was a pioneer in the field of plant ecology, especially the concept of ecological succession which he devised through a study of sand dune vegation he made in the 1890’s .
  • 1869 – Alice Hamilton was born (d. 22 Sep 1970). American pathologist, known for her research on industrial diseases. By actively publicizing the danger to workers’ health of industrial toxic substances, she contributed to the passage of workmen’s compensation laws and to the development of safer working conditions.
  • 1873 – Enrico Caruso was born (d. 1921). Italian tenor.
  • 1879 – saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was discovered by Constantine Fahlberg at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1881 – Luitzen E. Jan Brouwer was born (d. Dec 1966). Dutch mathematician who founded mathematical Intuitionism (a doctrine that views the nature of mathematics as mental constructions governed by self-evident laws).
  • 1884 – Paul Kruger, president of the South African Republic, signed a treaty in London that disavowed British authority over the Transvaal.
  • 1886 – Hugo Black was born (d. 1971). Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1887 – Alexander Porfirievich Borodin dies (b. 1833). Russian composer.
  • 1888 – Lotte Lehmann was born (d. 1976). German singer.
  • 1888 – Roberto Assagioli was born (d. 1976). Italian psychiatrist.
  • 1890 – Freddie Keppard was born (d. 1933). American jazz musician.
  • 1891 – David Sarnoff was born (d. 12 Dec 1971). American pioneer in the development of both radio and television broadcasting. He was the first general manager of RCA and founded the television network NBC (1926).
  • 1891 – Anne Samson was born (d. 2004). Oldest-known Canadian 2002-2004 and oldest nun on record 2003-2004.
  • 1892 – William Demarest was born (d. 1983). American actor.
  • 1892 – Louis Vuitton dies (b. 1821). French luggage maker.
  • 1893 – Ralph Linton was born (d. 24 Dec 1953). American anthropologist who had a marked influence on the development of cultural anthropology.
  • 1897 – Marian Anderson was born (d. 1993). American contralto.
  • 1897 – Bernard(-Ferdinand) Lyot was born (d. 2 Apr 1952). French astronomer who invented the coronagraph (1930), an instrument which allows the observation of the solar corona when the Sun is not in eclipse and other instruments used to study the Sun’s corona.
  • 1899 – Charles Best was born (d. 31 Mar 1978). American physiologist who, with Sir Frederick Banting, was the first to obtain (1921) a pancreatic extract of insulin in a form that controlled diabetes in dogs. The successful use of insulin in treating human patients followed. But because Best did not receive his medical degree until 1925, he did not share the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Banting and J.J.R. Macleod in 1923 for their role in the work.
  • 1900 – Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje.
  • 1900 – Felix Hoffman was issued a U.S. patent for Aspirin .
  • 1900 – The British Labour Party is founded.
  • 1900 – The FC Bayern München (Munich) is founded
  • 1902 – Lúcio Costa was born (d. 1998). Brazilian architect.
  • 1902 – John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, Calif.,(d.1968). He is probably best remembered for his strong sociological novel The Grapes of Wrath, considered writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature 1962.
  • 1902 – Gene Sarazen was born in Harrison, New York (d.1999). PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32).
  • 1902 – Breaker Morant dies (b. 1864). Anglo-Australian soldier executed in Boer War under controversial circumstances.
  • 1903 – Grethe Weiser was born (d. 1970). German actress.
  • 1904 – James T. Farrell was born. American author (Studs Lonigan trilogy).
  • 1904 – Yulii Borisovich Khariton was born (d. 19 Dec 1996). Russian physicist who played a key role in the development of the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons and nuclear physics research. Khariton began his career as a researcher in chemical physics, studying combustion and explosion effects.
  • 1905 – Máximo Gorki es liberado bajo fianza y exiliado en Riga.
  • 1905 – Franchot Tone was born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1968). American actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey).
  • 1907 – Mildred Bailey was born (d. 1951). Jazz performer.
  • 1908 – Star #46 was added to U.S. flag for Oklahoma .
  • 1910 – Joan Bennett was born (d. 1990). American actress.
  • 1910 – Peter De Vries was born (d. 1993). American writer.
  • 1910 – Kelly Johnson was born (d. 21 Dec 1990). American aeronautical engineer who introduced innovative designs. While managing Lockheed’s secret project division, known as the “Skunk Works,” he contributed to more than 40 airplanes.
  • 1912 – Lawrence Durrell was born (d.1990). Writer, author of The Alexandria Quartet.
  • 1913 – Irwin Shaw was born (d. 1984). American novelist (Rich Man Poor Man).
  • 1917 – John Connally was born (d. 1993). Governor of Texas.
  • 1919 – The Bolsheviks took Lithuania and joined it with Belarus as a single Soviet republic. Litbel lasted until June 25.
  • 1919 – Un incendio destruye el Palacio Municipal de la capital de El Salvador.
  • 1921 – Schofield Haigh dies (b. 1871). English cricketer.
  • 1922 – A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1922 – Hans Rookmaaker was born (d. 1977). Dutch professor and art historian.
  • 1923 – Dexter Gordon was born (d. 1990). American jazz saxophone player.
  • 1925 – Samuel Dash was born (d. 2004). American Congressional counsel.
  • 1926 – Marta Mercader was born. Argentine writer.
  • 1926 – David Hunter Hubel was born. Canadian-born American neurobiologist, who was a corecipient (with Torsten Nils Wiesel and Roger Wolcott Sperry) of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for mapping the path of nerve impulses from the eye to various centres of the brain.
  • 1927 – Lynn Cartwright was born (d. 2004). American actress.
  • 1927 – Guy Mitchell was born (d. 1999). American singer.
  • 1928 – Alfred Hrdlicka was born. Sculptor and graphic artist .
  • 1929 – Djalma Santos was born. Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1930 – Joanne Woodward was born. American actress .
  • 1930 – Peter Stone was born. American writer .
  • 1932 – The neutron was discovered by Dr. James Chadwick.
  • 1932 – Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Actress, screen legend, (Butterfield 8, Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) .
  • 1933 – Ruy Belo was born in S. João da Ribeira, Rio Maior (d. 1978). Portuguese essayst and poet.
  • 1933 – Raymond Berry was born. American football player .
  • 1933 – Reichstag fire: Germany‘s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
  • 1934 – N. Scott Momaday was born. American writer.
  • 1934 – Ralph Nader was born. American consumer activist.
  • 1934 – Van Williams was born. American actor.
  • 1934 – Baptista Bastos was born. Portuguese journalist and writer.
  • 1935 – Mirella Freni was born. Italian soprano .
  • 1936 – Ivan Pavlov dies (b. 14 Sep 1849). Russian physiologist known chiefly for his development of the concept of the conditioned reflex. In a now-classic experiment, he trained a hungry dog to salivate at the sound of a bell, which was previously associated with the sight of food. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904.
  • 1937 – Barbara Babcock was born. American actress
  • 1939 – France recognizes Franco’s regime in Spain .
  • 1940 – Howard Hesseman was born. American actor.
  • 1941 – James Joyce dies (b. 1882). Irish author.
  • 1941 – Paddy Ashdown was born. British politician.
  • 1941 – William D. Byron dies (b.1895). U.S. Congressman.
  • 1942 – World War II: the USS Langley, the first United States aircraft carrier, is sunk by Japanese warplanes. ( The Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk 2 Japanese).
  • 1942 – The first French Jews were transported to nazi-Germany.
  • 1942 – Robert H. Grubbs was born. American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
  • 1942 – Charlayne Hunter-Gault was born. American journalist
  • 1943 – The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, United States explodes, killing 74 men.
  • 1943 – Morten Lauridsen was born. American composer.
  • 1943 – Mary Frann was born (d. 1998). American actress.
  • 1945 – Carl Anderson was born (d. 2004). American singer and actor.
  • 1946 – José Carreras was born. Spanish tenor .
  • 1947 – Gidon Kremer was born. Latvian violinist.
  • 1948 – The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1949 – Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president.
  • 1950 – Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was elected president of Nationalist China.
  • 1950 – Franco Moschino was born. Fashion Designer.
  • 1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
  • 1951 – University College of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was opened.
  • 1951 – São inaugurados em Buenos Aires Os I Jogos Panamericanos.
  • 1952 – Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) se reúne pela primeira vez em sua sede atual em Nova York.
  • 1954 – Neal Schon was born. American musician (Journey)
  • 1956 – Marjorie Russo was born. American poet.
  • 1956 – Female suffrage was granted in Egypt.
  • 1957 – Viktor Markin was born. Soviet athlete.
  • 1957 – Adrian Smith was born. English musician (Iron Maiden).
  • 1957 – Mao made his speech “On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People.”
  • 1960 – Adriano Olivetti dies. Italian engineer and industrialist.
  • 1961 – The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 1962 – South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem was unharmed as two planes bombed the presidential palace in Saigon. The 1st US national was killed. Although Diem had shortcomings as a leader, he had led South Vietnam for eight years and at the time of his death was attempting to deal with Buddhist factionalism.
  • 1962 – Adam Baldwin was born. American actor.
  • 1962 – Grant Show was born. American actor.
  • 1963 – The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
  • 1963 – The USSR said that 10,000 troops would remain in Cuba.
  • 1963 – Rajendra Prasad dies. First President of India.
  • 1963 – David Keilin dies (b. 21 Mar 1887). Russian-British biochemist who discovered cytochromes, as enzymes critical to the cell’s use of oxygen (1923).
  • 1964 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • 1964 – Three hundred missionaries are deported from the Sudan for alleged support for anti-government forces.
  • 1964 – Orry-Kelly dies (b. 1897). Australian costume designer.
  • 1966 – Donal Logue was born. Canadian actor
  • 1967 – Dominica gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1967- Saint Kitts and Nevis (with Anguilla) became an independent state associated with the United Kingdom.
  • 1968 – Frankie Lymon dies (b. 1942). American singer.
  • 1970 – Michael A. Burstein was born. American writer.
  • 1971 – A causa de graves disturbios en Cali, se declara el estado de sitio en todo el territorio de Colombia.
  • 1971 – Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform abortus provocatus.
  • 1971 – Derren Brown was born. Psychological illusionist .
  • 1971 – Rozonda Thomas was born. American singer (TLC)
  • 1972 – President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China.
  • 1972 – Pat Brady dies (b. 1914). American actor and singer.
  • 1974 – People magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1974 – A Suécia aprova sua nova constituição e o rei passa a exercer um cargo figurativo.
  • 1976 – The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • 1976 – The final meeting between Mao tse Tung and Richard Nixon took place.
  • 1977 – Diego Maradona joga pela primeira vez pela Seleção Argentina.
  • 1977 – John Dickson Carr dies (b. 1905). American author.
  • 1978 – Vadim Salmanov dies(b. 1912). Russian composer.
  • 1978 – James Beattie was born. English footballer
  • 1979 – Guerrilleros del M-19 toman por asalto la Embajada de la República Dominicana en Bogotá.
  • 1980 – Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
  • 1980 – Winners at the Grammy Awards: song of the year, What A Fool Believes, Streisand – Diamond duet, The Doobie Brothers, album of the year, Billy Joel’s 52nd St, best new artist, Rickie Lee Jones, best disco record, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
  • 1980 – Chelsea Clinton was born. Daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton .
  • 1980 – George Tobias dies (b. 1901). American actor.
  • 1981 – Josh Groban was born. American singer.
  • 1981 – Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747 .
  • 1982 – Wayne B. Williams é condenado pelo assassinato de 28 jovens negros, cujos corpos foram encontrados nos arredores de Atlanta (EUA) num período de 22 meses.
  • 1984 – Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8.675 m) .
  • 1985 – Mauritania’s new constitutional charter published.
  • 1985 – Fefe Dobson was born. Canadian singer.
  • 1985 – Abe Asami was born. Japanese singer and actress.
  • 1985 – Henry Cabot Lodge dies (b. 1902). Politician, candidate for Vice President of the United States.
  • 1986 – Jacques Plante dies (b. 1829). Canadian ice hockey star.
  • 1986 – The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
  • 1988 – Katarina Witt won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada, with Elizabeth Manley of Canada placing second and Debi Thomas of the United States, third.
  • 1988 – JD Natasha was born. American musician.
  • 1989 – Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo.
  • 1989 – Konrad Lorenz dies (b. 7 Nov 1903). Austrian zoologist, founder of modern ethology, the study of animal behaviour by means of comparative zoological methods. He shared the 1973 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, for developing a unified, evolutionary theory of animal and human behaviour.
  • 1989 – Paul Oswald Ahnert dies (b. 1897). German astronomer.
  • 1990 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: Exxon and its shipping company are indicted on five criminal counts.
  • 1990 – Flag of Latvia is adopted.
  • 1990 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: Exxon and its shipping company are indicted on five criminal counts.
  • 1991 – Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated.”
  • 1991 – In California Jim Mitchell shot and killed his brother Artie Mitchell at Artie’s home in Corte Madera. The brothers had produced pornographic films and operated a number of pornographic theaters that included the O’Farrell Theater in SF. He was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years in prison. He was released on parole in 1997.
  • 1992 – Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years.
  • 1992 – William Aramony resigned as president of United Way of America amid charges of financial mismanagement and lavish spending.
  • 1992 – S. I. Hayakawa dies (b. 1906). Canadian-American linguist and politician.
  • 1993 – Lillian Gish dies (b. 1893). Actress.
  • 1993 – Jose Duval dies at 72. Actor and singer who played coffee pitchman Juan Valdez.
  • 1994 – 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway.
  • 1994 – A Maronite church near Beirut was bombed and 10 people were killed.
  • 1995 – Começa o julgamento de Salvatore Toto Rina sob acusações de cumplicidade em 48 assassinatos na Sicília.
  • 1995 – Bernard Cornfield dies (b.1927). British financier. In 1972 Charles Raw, Bruce Page and Godfrey Hodgson authored “Do You Sincerely Want to Be Rich: The full story of Bernard Cornfield and IOS.”
  • 1996 – Pokémon game debuts for Nintendo Game Boy.
  • 1996 – A Sudanese military plane crashed 25 miles south of Khartoum and killed 91 people on board. The plane was a US made C-130.
  • 1997 – Kingsley Davis dies (b. 20 Aug 1908). American sociologist and demographer who was a world-renowned expert on population trends. He had coined the term “zero population growth” and he was the first sociologist to be named to the National Academy of Sciences.
  • 1997 – William Ross Maples dies (b. 7 Aug 1937). American forensic anthropologist who examined and identified the skeletons of a number of historical figures, including Tsar Nicholas II and other members of the Romanov family killed in 1918 by the Bolsheviks, Vietnam MIAs, conquistador Francisco Pizarro, and in 1994 helped convict Byron De La Beckwith of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 1997 – The divorce is legalized in Ireland.
  • 1998 – Os EUA encerram o embargo de 35 anos contra a África do Sul.
  • 1998 – George H. Hitchings dies (b. 18 Apr 1905). American pharmacologist who was a medical research pioneer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988 for the development of drugs that became essential in the treatment of several major diseases. He shared the prize with colleague Gertrude B. Elion and with Sir James W. Black.
  • 1998 – J. T. Walsh dies (b. 1943). Actor.
  • 1998 – Jack Micheline (Harvey Martin Silver) dies at 68. Bohemian poet. His first book of poetry was “River of Red Wine,” and his last was “Sixty Seven Poems for Downtrodden Saints.”
  • 1999 – While trying to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon, Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being in a hot air balloon for 233 hours and 55 minutes.
  • 1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria‘s first elected president since mid-1983.
  • 1999 – Brazilian poet Haraldo de Campos (b.1929) won the Mexican Octavio Paz Prize for poetry and essay writing. His major works include “Chess Game of the Stars” and “The Education of the Five Senses.”
  • 1999 – Rev. Henry J. Lyons, president of the National Baptist Convention USA, was convicted in Largo, Florida, of racketeering, grand theft and swindling millions of dollars from companies seeking to do business with his followers. He announced his resignation Mar 15. Lyons was sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison and ordered to repay almost $2.5 million.
  • 1999 – From Niger it was reported that a mass grave containing 149 old men, women and children had been found in eastern Niger. The victims were Toubou refugees displaced by fighting several years ago.
  • 1999 – In Nigeria Presidential elections were held. Nigerians voted to elect Olusegun Obasanjo their new president as the country marked the final phase of its return to democracy. Also it was reported that some 1,200 soldiers had died in fighting the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone.
  • 2000 – In Iceland the Mount Hekla volcano erupted.
  • 2000 – In Tijuana municipal police chief Alfredo de la Torre Marquez (49) was shot to death by assassins who sprayed his car with over 100 bullets.
  • 2002 – Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair‘s handling of the evacuation.
  • 2002 – 2002 Gujarat violence: a train catches fire a few minutes after it leaves the Godhra railway station, killing an estimated 58 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya and triggering riots that lead to the death of 1000 people, mostly Muslims.
  • 2002 – Alicia Keys won in 5 categories at the 44th annual Grammy Awards. Train won for best rock song: “Drops of Jupiter,” U2 won for best record of the year: “Walk On,” and Various Artists won the album of the year: “O Brother, Where Art Thou.”
  • 2002 – Spike Milligan dies (b. 1918). British comedian.
  • 2002 – Mary Stuart dies (b. 1926). Soap opera actress.
  • 2003 – Rowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican church.
  • 2003 – John Lanchbery dies (b. 1923). English ballet composer.
  • 2003 – Fred Rogers dies (b. 1928). Children’s television celebrity “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”.
  • 2004 – Paul Sweezy dies (b. 1910). Economist and founding editor of the Monthly Review.
  • 2004 – Shoko Asahara, líder da seita acusada do atentado com gás sarin no metro de Tóquio em 20 de março de 1995, é condenado à morte.
  • 2004 – A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines kills 116, its worst terrorist attack.
  • 2004 – Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
  • 2005 – Pre-pay price capping on the Transport for London Oyster card is introduced.
  • 2006 – In Yemen a firing squad executed Abed Abdul Razak Kamel, an Islamic militant who killed three American missionaries in a south Yemen hospital in 2002.
  • 2006 – Otis Chandler dies. Former Publisher of the L.A. Times