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1985 Sep 14
The situation comedy "The Golden Girls" premiered on NBC and continued to 1992. The show included Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as 4 older women living together in Florida.
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1986 Sep 14
President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared together on radio and television to appeal for a "national crusade" against drug abuse.
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1987 Sep 14
Cal Ripken (b.1960), baseball star for the Baltimore Orioles, ended his streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games).
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1987 Sep 14
Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole resigned to devote herself to the presidential campaign of her husband, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole.
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1987 Sep 14
The first e-mail from China was sent to an int’l. network and proclaimed: “Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner in the world.”
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1988 Sep 14
Hurricane "Gilbert" slammed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after forcing thousands of residents to flee.
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1989 Sep 14
ACT-UP AIDS activists shut down the New York Stock Exchange for a short time when they chained themselves to a balcony overlooking the floor.
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1989 Sep 14
Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year-old pressman on disability for mental illness, killed himself after he shot 8 people dead and wounded 12 at a printing plant in Louisville, Ky.
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1990 Sep 14
Ken Griffey, Sr. and Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in the 1st inning.
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1990 Sep 14
During the Persian Gulf crisis, the US Navy reported that American troops had fired a warning shot at an Iraqi tanker, then boarded it briefly before allowing it to proceed.
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1991 Sep 14
US Secretary of State James A. Baker III met with leaders of the Baltic nations, which had declared independence from the Soviet Union.
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1991 Sep 14
Carolyn Suzanne Sapp of Hawaii was crowned "Miss America."
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1991 Sep 14
The government of South Africa, the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party signed a national peace pact.
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1992 Sep 14
Germany cut key interest rates for the first time in five years, an action the United States and European Community nations had been urging to help spur a world economic recovery.
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1992 Sep 14
The grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan's Invisible Empire of Florida announced that he was moving the group's headquarters from Orlando to Gainesville. He said, it's "a progressive community, and we think we can fit in."
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1992 Sep 14
The Italian Lira was devalued 7%. This forced Italy to withdraw from the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), a pre-euro system of semi-pegged currencies.
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1992 Sep 14
California became the first US state to implement a formal rule about client-lawyer sexual conduct. Rule 3-120 barred lawyers from using their position of power to coerce clients into sleeping with them.
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1993 Sep 14
British tourist Gary Colley was shot and killed, his female companion Margaret Jagger wounded, at a highway rest stop in Florida. Three young men, Aundra Aikins, John Crumitie, and Deron Spear, were arrested charged and convicted. Two suspects later received life sentences; two others received lesser sentences.
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1993 Sep 14
Israel and Jordan signed a framework for negotiations, a day after the signing of a PLO-Israeli peace accord.
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1994 Sep 14
On the 34th day of a strike by players, Bud Selig, acting commissioner, announced the 1994 baseball season was over. All 28 baseball owners voted to cancel rest of 1994 season.
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1995 Sep 14
Bosnian Serbs agreed to move heavy weapons and tanks away from Serajevo. NATO halted bombing in response.
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1996 Sep 14
Team Canada lost the hockey finals of an 8-nation tournament for the World Cup to a US team.
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1996 Sep 14
In Cambodia King Norodom Sihanouk granted amnesty to Leng Sary, the Khmer Rouge rebel leader.
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1996 Sep 14
There was a rumor published that was gleaned from the Internet that "friendly fire" caused the crash of TWA Flight 800.
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1996 Sep 14
Tara Dawn Holland of Overland Park, Kansas, won the Miss America beauty pageant.
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1996 Sep 14
Juliet Prowse (b.1936), actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), died.
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1996 Sep 14
Bosnians went to the polls in their first national elections since the three-and-a-half civil war that ravaged the Balkan republic.
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1997 Sep 14
At the 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, "Law and Order" won best drama series while "Frasier" won best comedy series.
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1997 Sep 14
An Air Force F-117A Stealth fighter broke apart in midair at a Baltimore County air show. The pilot ejected safely but about a dozen people on the ground were slightly injured.
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1997 Sep 14
Overcoming fears of violence, Bosnians flooded polling stations to vote in local elections.
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1997 Sep 14
In India at least 77 people were killed when a train plunged from a bridge near Champa town in the east of Madhya Pradesh state. Another 234 were injured.
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1997 Sep 14
Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah attack in southern Lebanon.
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1997 Sep 14
Israel announced that it will return half of the $67 million in Palestinian tax revenues as a "goodwill gesture."
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1997 Sep 14
It was reported that Norway is the world’s 2nd largest oil exporter and that the government sets aside nearly $8.3 billion into a fund for the future.
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1998 Sep 14
In Albania fighting continued in Tirana. Anti-government protestors stormed public buildings and 3 Berisha supporters were killed in a counter-attack.
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1998 Sep 14
Air Canada pilots ended a 13-day strike with a 9% salary increase over 2 years.
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1998 Sep 14
Yang Shangkun (b.1907), president of China during the 1969 Tiananmen massacre, died in Beijing.
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1998 Sep 14
In Miami ten suspected Cuban spies were arrested for trying to penetrate the military and exile groups. Five men later pleaded guilty to lesser charges; the trial of the other five has been postponed until May 2000. The 5 remaining men were convicted in June, 2001, for acting as unregistered agents and conspiracy to commit crimes against the US. In 2009 a federal judge lowered the life sentence of Ramon Labanino to 30 years. The 19-year sentence against Fernando Gonzalez was reduced to about 18 years.
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1998 Sep 14
Hundreds looted a government-owned rice warehouse on East Timor.
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1998 Sep 14
Ecuador allowed its currency, the sucre, to drop by almost 10%. Pres. Jamil Mahuad outlined a new emergency economic package. The currency devaluation went to 15% and a new austerity eliminated power subsidies. Welfare coupons for $17 were to be issued to the poor beginning Nov 1.
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1998 Sep 14
President Clinton, struggling to regain his footing from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, pledged during a speech in New York to work with America's allies to deal with the "biggest financial challenge facing the world in a half-century."
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1998 Sep 14
In Chicago Vincas Valkavickas (78), a retired factory worker, was put under deportation proceedings. A complaint alleged that he assisted Nazi forces as a Lithuanian police officer and guarded Jewish men, women and children between 1941-1944 at Sviencionys, Lithuania.
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1998 Sep 14
In Miami ten people were charged in what prosecutors said was the largest Cuban spy ring uncovered in the United States since Fidel Castro came to power. Five men later pleaded guilty to lesser charges; the trial of the other five has been postponed until May 2000.
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1998 Sep 14
In Indonesia a strike by 6,000 taxi drivers in Medan deteriorated into a riot. Hundreds looted a government-owned rice warehouse on East Timor.
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1999 Sep 14
In East Timor Indonesian soldiers looted the abandoned UN compound in Dili.
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1999 Sep 14
Hurricane "Floyd" clobbered the Bahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into streets before heading toward the southeastern United States. Hurricane Floyd forced the evacuation of 800,00 in South Carolina and 500,000 in Georgia.
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1999 Sep 14
In Anaheim, Ca., Dung Trinh killed 3 employees at West Anaheim Medical Center during a shooting spree. He was despondent over the death of his mother.
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1999 Sep 14
Indonesian soldiers looted the abandoned UN mission in Dili, East Timor, just hours after 110 UN personnel and 13-hundred East Timorese were evacuated and flown to safety to end a ten-day siege.
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2000 Sep 14
In Cambodia and Vietnam the Mekong River flooded. At least 89 people had died in Cambodia and 8 in Vietnam since the floods began in July.
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2000 Sep 14
President Clinton said he was "quite troubled" by the way the Energy and Justice departments had handled the Wen Ho Lee case, and he expressed his regrets.
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2000 Sep 14
US Government scientists narrowly rejected a proposal to ease the ban on gay male blood donors, citing uncertainty over whether the move would increase the AIDS risk to the nation's blood supply.
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2000 Sep 14
In Belgium truck drivers agreed to lift a blockade of highways and fuel depots after 5 days of fuel cost protests.
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2000 Sep 14
In Burma the military lifted restrictions against Suu Kyi and 8 other leaders of the National League for Democracy.
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2000 Sep 14
Germany banned the Blood and Honor skinhead group saying it spread Nazism through music, magazines and web sites.
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2000 Sep 14
In Peru a video was broadcast that showed Vladimiro Montesinos, the country’s chief spy, bribing congressman Alberto Kouri to support Pres. Fujimori. The heads of Peru’s 14 military divisions were all from the military-school class of Montesinos. The annual military budget was $1.5 billion. There were allegations that Montesinos was involved in the sale of AK47 assault rifles to rebels in Colombia. In 2009 Fujimori acknowledged that soon after the video emerged he paid Montesinos $15 million in state money to quit.
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2000 Sep 14
In the Philippines guerrillas bombed 3 gas stations and lawmakers planned to undo economic reforms and nationalize oil imports to cut soaring fuel costs.
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2000 Sep 14
In Spain Ramon Rekalde, a former Socialist Party official, was wounded with a shot in the head in San Sebastian. The ETA was blamed.
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2001 Sep 14
Pres. Bush declared a national emergency and summoned as many as 50,000 military reservists. Congress approved nearly $40 billion and gave Pres. Bush war powers ok. The number of hijackers involved in the Sep 11 attacks was raised from 18 to 19 and their names were made public. Bush prayed with his Cabinet and attended services at Washington National Cathedral, then flew to New York, where he waded into the ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed rescue workers in a flag-waving, bullhorn-wielding show of resolve. Americans packed churches and clogged public squares on a day of remembrance for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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2001 Sep 14
Passenger lists were published for the 4 airplanes that were hijacked and crashed by terrorists on Sep 11.
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2001 Sep 14
A Palestinian attack wounded 2 Israeli policemen.
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