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2002 In the evening WorldCom announces that an internal audit has uncovered that $3.85 billion in ordinary business expenses had been improperly booked as capital expenditures for all of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002, and that it has fired its Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan (long-time CEO Bernie Ebbers had been ousted two months earlier). WorldCom also announces 17'000 layoffs. With more than $30 billion in debt, $4.5 billion of which is due in the next three years, WorldCom will have difficulty avoiding bankruptcy (its bonds trading at 15 cents on the dollar indicate that investors expect bankruptcy). From a tiny long-disance phone service reseller in Mississippi it expanded spectacularly by more than 60 acquisition. But when it acquired MCI, regulators warned that this was the end, and they blocked WorldCom's 2000 attempt to buy Sprint. WorldCom stock (which traded as high as $64.50 on 21 June 1999) had closed at 83 cents before the announcement. The next day it would sink as low as 14 cents in pre-market trading, and vould not be allowed to be traded on the market..
2002 Tamara A. Waddell, 22, of Bloomington, Indiana, is sentenced to 10-to-20 years in prison (minus the 8 months she has already been imprisoned), the maximum sentence for the charge to which, on 16 May 2002, she pleaded guilty to — battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person less than 14 years of age, a Class B felony under a plea agreement that spared her the penalty she could have gotten for the 03 November 2001 murder of the youngest of her four children, Leo Waddell, 4 months old. When he died (of asphyxia), Leo had 13 bone fractures to his arms, legs, ribs, and skull, inflicted possibly 4 to 6 weeks earlier. His mom admitted that she put her hand over Leo's mouth and nose to stop his crying. See details at http://www.hoosiertimes.com/
2000 US Navy resumes live-fire training on the Vieques, Puerto Rico, range in the largest exercises since a fatal accident prompted a yearlong occupation by protesters.
2000 Philip Morris announces that it is buying Nabisco for $14.9 billion.
1998. La Bourse russe chute de nouveau.
1991 Following months of unsuccessful talks among Yugoslavia's
six republics about the future of the federation, the western republics
of Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence.
1991 Croacia se proclama nación independiente de la federación yugoslava tras un referéndum popular a favor de dicha decisión. Eslovenia se independiza de Yugoslavia al proclamarse Estado soberano.
1989 Teodoro Obiang Nguema, reelegido presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, tras las primeras elecciones presidenciales por sufragio universal celebradas en este país.
1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim
1986 US Congress approves $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting in Nicaragua.
1981 US Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
1975 Mozambique gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
| 1966 Yugoslavia y el Vaticano restablecen relaciones diplomáticas,
rotas en 1952.
1964 President Lyndon Johnson orders 200 US Navy men to Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.
1962 The US Supreme Court rules that the use of an unofficial, non-denominational prayer in New York State public schools is unconstitutional.
1961 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1959 The Cuban government seizes 950'000 hectares under a new agrarian reform law.
1957 During a convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the United Church of Christ (UCC) is formed by a merger of the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
1953 first passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1941 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1940 Entrée en vigueur des deux armistices (France-Allemagne, France-Italie), journée de deuil national
1938 US Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 40 cents per hour
1929 Pres Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1925 Golpe militar en Grecia, encabezado por el general Pangalos.
1920 The Greeks take 8000 Turkish prisoners in Smyrna.
1870 En su exilio de París, Isabel II firma su abdicación a favor de su hijo, futuro rey Alfonso XII.
1868 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union.
1868 The US Congress enacts legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the federal government
1864 Union troops surrounding Petersburg, Virginia begin building a mine tunnel underneath the Confederate lines. With the Army of Northern Virginia stubbornly clinging to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant decided to cut its vital rail lines.
1863 Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana continues
1863 Siege on Vicksburg, Mississippi continues
1862 The first day of the Seven Days Campaign begins with fighting at Oak Grove (French's Field), Virginia, with Robert E. Lee commanding the Confederate army for the first time. The hard-fighting 44th Georgia suffered some of the heaviest losses of any regiment in the Civil War.
1861 Francia reconoce a Víctor Manuel II como rey de Italia.
1792 Comienza la medición del meridiano de París, que va de Dunkerque a Barcelona, y que constituyó el origen del establecimiento del Sistema Métrico Decimal.
1791 Tras su frustrada fuga, Luis XVI y toda la familia real entran en París.
1788 Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution
1786 The great Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes [30 Mar 1746 16 Apr 1828] is named Royal Painter. LINKS Cristo Crucificado El Tercero de Mayo de 1808 El Dos de Mayo de 1808 en Madrid o La lucha de los mamelucos en la Puerta del Sol Maja With Masked Men Inquisition Carlos III Familia de Carlos IV Autoretrato Self-Portrait With Doctor Holy Name Queen of Martyrs Holy Family The Great He-Goat or Witches Sabbath Marquesa de Pontejos. Etchings: Que Se Rompe la Cuerda Es Peor Desgracia Contra el Bien General.
1767 Mexican Indians riot as Jesuit priests are ordered home.
1749 General fast because of drought in MA
1744 The first Methodist conference convenes, in London. This new society within Anglicanism imposed strict disciplines upon its members, formally separating from the Established Church in 1795.
1638 A lunar eclipse becomes the first astronomical event recorded in the British American colonies.
1658 Aurangzeb proclaims himself emperor of the Moghuls in India.
1621 Capitulation à Saint-Jean-d'Angély des protestants qui luttaient contre les troupes du roi Louis XIII (lequel avait le 27 avril 1621 annoncé qu'il ne veut pas révoquer l'Édit de Nantes, en nommant Luynes connétable).
1630 Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
1580 The German Book of Concord is published, containing all the official confessions of the Lutheran Church. (English translations of the entire work were not available before 1851.)
1178 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon
1115 Saint Bernard, 25, founds a monastery in Clairvaux, France. It afterward would become a strategic center for the Cistercians.
0841 Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat Lothar at Fontenoy.
0253 Saint Lucius I is consecrated Pope, succeding Saint Cornelius. Lucius died on March 5, 254.
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1997 Jacques Ives Cousteau, oceanógrafo francés y "padre" de la inmersión submarina.
1996 Nineteen US servicemen by a truck bomb at the Khobar Towers US military residence in Dhahran. Hundreds are injured. The US military initially linked Osama bin Laden to the attack but now believe a Saudi Shiite group was responsible. US investigators still believe bin Laden was somehow involved.
1995 Warren Burger, the 15th chief justice of the United States, died in Washington at age 87.
1995 William Layton, dramaturgo estadounidense.
1995 Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton, físico irlandés
1988 American-born Mildred Gillars, better known during World War II as "Axis Sally" for her Nazi propaganda broadcasts, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 87. (Gillars had served 12 years in prison for treason.)
1984 Michel Foucault, filósofo francés.
1978 Wang, mathematician
1974 Cornelius Lanczos, 81, mathematician
1959 Charles Starkwether executed.
1958 Charles Spencelayh, British artist born on 26 October 1865.
1956:: 51 die in collision of Andrea Doria and Stockholm at 23:10 EDT (40º30' N, 69º53'W, off Cape Cod). The dead include 46 of the 1134 passengers of the Andrea Doria (none of its crew of 571) and 5 of the 213 crew members of the Stockholm (none of its 534 passengers). Norman Di Sandro and Alf Johansson died of head injuries after being evacuated by helicopter. Carl Watres died of a heart attack after being rescued by the Stockholm.
1955 Max Hermann Pechstein, German Expressionist painter born on 31 January 1881. LINKS Bathers Flute Playing in the Country
1952 Sveinn Björnsson, primer presidente de la República de Islandia.
1941 Pringsheim, mathematician.
1912 Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch English Pre-Raphaelite painter born on 08 January 1836. MORE ON ALMA~TADEMA AT ART 4 JUNE LINKS Death of the Pharaoh's Firstborn Son The Phyrric Dance Sappho and Alcaeus Anthony and Cleopatra The Roses of Heliogabalus A Dedication to Bacchus Caracalla and Geta A Favourite Custom _ A Favourite Custom Faust and Marguerite The Education of the Children of Clovis An Egyptian Widow A Roman Family An Audience at Agrippa's An Apodyterium Spring The Coliseum The Baths of Caracalla Silver Favourites The Finding of Moses A Sculptor's Model
1909 Emilia Álvarez Mijares del Real, escritora española.
1906 Architect Stanford White, 52, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden, which he designed, by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit.
1904 Anthony Frederick Augustus Dandys, British artist born in the period 1829-1832.
1898 Nikolai Grigorevich Svertschkoff, Russian artist born on 06 March 1817.
1886 Friedrich Johannes Voltz, German artist born on 31 October 1817.
1667 Joris Georg van Son, Dutch artist born on 24 September 1623.
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1932 Peter Blake, British painter. LINKS
1923 Samuel Lewis Francis Sam, US artist who died in 1994.
1908 Quine, mathematician
1869 Luis A. Martínez, escritor y político ecuatoriano.
1866 José Garnelo y Alda, pintor español.
1865 Robert Henri US painter, leader of the Ashcan school. Reproductions of paintings by HENRI ONLINE: Salome Gregorita Segovia Girl Smiling Tom
1864 Walther Hermann Nernst Prussian physical chemist (Nobel 1920)
1704 Johann Georg Platzer (or Plazer), Austrian artist who died on 10 December 1761. LINKS