Today in History - September 19

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86        Sep 19, Antoninus Pius, 15th Roman emperor (138-161), was born.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

866        Sep 19, Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912) and writer (Problematica), was born.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1356        Sep 19, In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War, English Prince Edward, the Black Prince, defeated the French at Poitiers. Jean de Clermont, French marshal, died in battle.
    (HN, 9/19/98)(Econ, 8/24/13, p.76)

1523        Sep 19, Emperor Charles V and England signed an anti-French covenant.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1544        Sep 19, Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria signed a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1559        Sep 19, 5 Spanish ships sank in a storm off Tampa. About 600 died.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1676        Sep 19, Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown, Va., on fire. [see Sep 1]
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1692        Sep 19, Giles Corey was pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1737        Sep 19, Charles Carroll (d.1832), American patriot and legislator, was born. He was the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration and his signature read Charles Carroll of Carrollton. He lived in Maryland where, as a Roman Catholic he was forbidden from voting and holding public office. However, the wealthy Carrolls moved in the highest social circle and entertained George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette at their estate.
    (HNQ, 1/14/99)(MC, 9/19/01)
1737         Sep 19, In India’s Bay of Bengal a cyclone destroyed some 20,000 ships. It was estimated that more than 300,000 people died in the densely populated area called the Sundarbans. Later research indicated the population of Calcutta at the time to be around 20,000. An estimate of the number of deaths was revised down to about 3,000.
    (http://cires.colorado.edu/~bilham/gif_images/1737Calcutta.pdf)

1777        Sep 19, During the Revolutionary War, American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga, aka Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights). American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates met British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
    (AP, 9/19/97)(www.americanrevolution.com/BattleofSaratoga.htm)

1783        Sep 19, Jacques Etienne Montgolfier launched a duck, a sheep and a rooster aboard a hot-air balloon at Versailles, France.
    (AP, 9/19/06)

1788        Sep 19, Charles de Barentin became lord chancellor of France.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1796        Sep 19, President Washington's farewell address was published. In it, America's first chief executive advised, "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
    (AP, 9/19/97)

1843        Sep 19, Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis (b.1792), French engineer and mathematician, died. He showed that the laws of motion could be used in a rotating frame of reference if an extra force called the Coriolis acceleration is added to the equations of motion.
    (www.gap-system.org/~history/Mathematicians/Coriolis.html)

1802        Sep 19, Lajos Kossuth (d.1894), Hungarian statesman and president, was born. "The instinctive feeling of a great people is often wiser than its wisest men."
    (AP, 7/2/97)(www.thenagain.info/WebChron/EastEurope/Kossuth.html)

1841        Sep 19, The first railway to span a frontier was completed between Stousbourg and Basle, in Europe.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1846        Sep 19, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning eloped.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1848        Sep 19, Hyperion, a moon of Saturn, was discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England).
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1849        Sep 19, The 1st commercial laundry was established, in Oakland, California.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1854        Sep 19, Henry Meyer patented a sleeping rail car.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1863        Sep 19, In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga began as Union troops under George Thomas clashed with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1864        Sep 19, Union forces under Gen. Sheridan defeated Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early at Winchester, Virginia. The Battle of Opequon is more commonly known as the Third Battle of Winchester. Archibald Campbell Godwin (b.1831), Confederate brig-general, died in the battle.
    (ON, 10/20/11, p.11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_C._Godwin)

1864        Sep 19, Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brig-general, died in battle.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1871        Sep 19, President Abraham Lincoln's body was transferred to a partially completed permanent tomb at Springfield, Il.
    (www.state.il.us/HPA/hs/Tomb.htm)

1870        Sep 19, Two Prussian armies began a 135-day siege of Paris as the 2nd Empire collapsed. This forced the people of the city to eat Castor and Pollux, the 2 elephants in the zoo.
    (PCh, 1992, p.516)(SFC, 4/17/99, p.B3)

1876        Sep 19, The 1st carpet sweeper was patented by Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1881        Sep 19, The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died of wounds inflicted by assassin, Charles J. Guiteau. Alexander Graham Bell had made several unsuccessful attempts to remove the assassin’s bullet with a new metal detection device.
    (AP, 9/19/97)(AP, 11/14/97)(ON, 5/02, p.9)

1893        Sep 19, New Zealand became the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
    (SFC, 8/15/98, p.E4)(HN, 9/19/01)

1894        Sep 19, Rachel Field, novelist and playwright who wrote "All This and Heaven Too" and "And Now Tomorrow," was born.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1899        Sep 19, French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus won a pardon after a retrial was forced by public opinion. He was soon released from Devil's Island in French Guiana.
    (PCh, 1992, p.628)(www.spiritus-temporis.com/alfred-dreyfus/)

1900        Sep 19, President Loubet of France pardoned Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1904        Sep 19, Bergen Baldwin Evans (d.1978), American educator and author who wrote the "Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage," was born in Ohio. "Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt."
    (AP, 8/11/98)(HN, 9/19/98)(MC, 9/19/01)
1904        Sep 19, Gen. Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1906        Sep 19, Addressing the annual dinner of The Associated Press in New York, Mark Twain said there were "only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe ... the sun in the heavens and The Associated Press down here."
    (AP, 9/19/00)

1907        Sep 19, US Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. was born in Suffolk, Va.
    (AP, 9/19/07)

1908        Sep 19, Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony, premiered in Prague.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1910        Sep 19, George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1911        Sep 19, William Golding (d.1993), novelist best known for Lord of the Flies, was born. He won the Nobel Prize in 1983.
    (HN, 9/19/98)(MC, 9/19/01)
1911        Sep 19, Red Tuesday. 20,000 protested for universal rights.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1915        Sep 19, Elizabeth Stern, Canadian pathologist, was born. She first published a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer.
    (HN, 9/19/00)

1916        Sep 19, The 1st landing on Schiphol, Farman F-22 of Soesterberg.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1918        Sep 19, American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force received their baptism of fire near the town of Seltso against Soviet forces.
    (HN, 9/19/99)
1918        Sep 19, Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer, died at 56.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1919        Sep 19, Blanche Thebom, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), was born in Monessen, Penn.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1921                Sep 19, WBZ in Springfield, Mass., made its first radio broadcast. It operated under one of the first three "commercial licenses" for broadcasting in the new 360 meter frequency.
            (www.hammondmuseumofradio.org/wbz.html)

1931        Sep 18-1931 Sep 19, The Mukden Incident was initiated by the Japanese Kwangtung Army in Mukden. It involved an explosion along the Japanese-controlled South Manchurian Railway. It was soon followed by the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the eventual establishment of the Japanese-dominated state of Manchukuo. The neutrality of the area, and the ability of Japan to defend its colony in Korea, was threatened in the 1920s by efforts at unification of China. Within three months Japanese troops had spread out throughout Manchuria, an occupation that finally ended at the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945.
    (HNQ, 11/27/98)

1931        Sep 19, Japan invaded Manchuria and established a puppet state called Manchukuo, which lasted until the end of WWII. Nobosuke Kishi, later PM of Japan, oversaw the development of Japanese-occupied Manchuria in the 1930s.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A4)(Econ, 5/18/13, p.26)

1932        Sep 19, Mike Royko, journalist (Chic Daily News) and author (Boss), was born in Chicago.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1934        Sep 19, Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), was born.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1934        Sep 19, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh infant.
    (AP, 9/19/97)

1939        Sep 19, The British Expeditionary Force reached France.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1939        Sep 19, Lord Haw-Haw became the radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1939        Sep 19, Wehrmacht (German regular army) murdered 100 Jews in Lukov, Poland.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1940        Sep 19, A Nazi decree forbade gentile woman to work in Jewish homes.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1941        Sep 19, "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer for the Mamas & Papas, was born as Ellen Naomi Cohen.
    (www.casselliot.com)
1941        Sep 19, The German army conquered Kiev.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1941        Sep 19, The Nazi's forced all German Jews from the age of 6 to wear the Star of David.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1941        Sep 19, 1st meeting of partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1943        Sep 19, Liberator bombers sank U-341.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1944        Sep 19, The Luftwaffe bombed Eindhoven: 200 killed.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1944        Sep 19, The 3-month battle at Huertgen Forest on the Belgian-German border began. A 1998 HBO film made a rough portrayal: "When Trumpets Fade."
    (WSJ, 7/24/98, p.A15)(www.angelfire.com/ak5/combat/HuertgenForest.html)

1945        Sep 19, Nazi propagandist William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw-Haw," was sentenced to death by a British court.
    (AP, 9/19/97)

1947        Sep 19, Jackie Robinson was named 1947 "Rookie of Year." [see Sep 17]
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1948        Sep 19, Jeremy Irons, England, actor (French Lieutenant's Woman), was born.
    (MC, 9/19/01)
1948        Sep 19, Moscow announced it would withdraw all soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.
    (HN, 9/19/98)

1950        Sep 19, Allied foreign ministers announced in NY that they regarded Adenauer's government to be "the only German Government freely and legitimately constituted and therefore entitled to speak for Germany as the representative of the German people in international affairs."
    (http://uncpress.unc.edu/chapters/gray_germanys.html)
1950        Sep 19, The UN rejected membership of China's People Republic.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1951        Sep 19, Italian civil servants struck for a pay increase.
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1955        Sep 19, President Juan Peron of Argentina was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1955)(SFC, 12/24/96, p.A8)(AP, 9/19/97)

1957        Sep 19, The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, code-named "Rainier," in the Nevada desert.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
1957        Sep 19, Eight engineers, who had recently left Shockley Semiconductor, signed papers to form Fairchild Semiconductor in Santa Clara County. Jean A. Hoerni (1925-1997) was one of the "Fairchild Eight." He was credited with building the bridge from the transistor to the integrated circuit. Eugene Kleiner (d.2003), another co-founder, helped found the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers venture capital firm in 1972. The other engineers included Julius Blank (1925-2011), Jay Last, Victor Grinich (d.2000 at 75), Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce and Sheldon Roberts. NYC bankers Arthur Rock and Bud Coyle helped the engineers start Fairchild Semiconductor.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.A26)(SFC, 11/26/03, p.D1)(SSFC, 9/30/07, p.F1)(SFC, 9/24/11, p.C3)

1959        Sep 19, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reacted angrily during a visit to Los Angeles upon being told that, for security reasons, he wouldn't be allowed to visit Disneyland.
    (AP, 9/19/97)

1960        Sep 19, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, angrily checked out of the Shelburne Hotel in a dispute with the management. Castro accepted an invitation to stay at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
1960        Sep 19, India and Pakistan signed the Indus Waters Treaty.
    (Econ, 5/22/10, SR p.18)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_Waters_Treaty)

1961        Sep 19-20, Betty (d.2004) and Bernard Hill returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from a trip in Canada and seemed to have lost memory of 2 hours of the drive. Under hypnosis 3 years later they recounted being kidnapped and examined by aliens. Their story led to the 1966 book “Interrupted Journey" by John G. Fuller.
    (SFC, 10/19/04, p.B6)(www.nicap.dabsol.co.uk/hill.htm)

1967        Sep 19, Nigeria began an offensive against Biafra. [see Jul 6]
    (MC, 9/19/01)

1968        Sep 19, Chester Carlson (62), inventor of the photocopy machine (1960), died. In 2004 David Owen authored “Copies In seconds."
    (WSJ, 8/6/04, p.A8)(ON, 11/04, p.9)

1970        Sep 19, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" with Ed Asner debuted on CBS TV and ran to 1977. Mary Richards threw her hat at 7th St. and Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis for the opening credits. In 2001 the city planned a $150,000 statue of Mary to be made by Gwendolyn Gillen of Wisconsin. In 1989 Robert S. Alley and Irby B. Brown authored “Love Is All Around," a complete documentary of the show.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB p.39)(AP, 9/19/00)(WSJ, 6/19/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 11/12/05, p.P14)

1972        Sep 19, Robert M Casadesus (b.1899), French pianist and composer, died in Paris. His Seventh Symphony, Op.68, with the chorus "Israel," was premiered at Alice Tully Hall at New York's Lincoln Center a few weeks later.
    (www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Casadesus-Robert.htm)
1972        Sep 19, A Black September letter bomb killed Ami Shehori (Shachori), Israeli attache at the embassy in London.
    (www.nytimes.com/2004/10/08/international/middleeast/08chrono.html)

1973        Sep 19, Gram Parsons (26), rock band leader, died from a drug overdose at the Joshua Tree Inn, Ca. His bands included the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers with the young singer Emmylou Harris. Phil Kaufman hijacked Parson’s body and burned it in Joshua Tree. In 1991 Ben Fong-Torres published "Hickory Wind," a biography of Parsons. In 1999 the album "Return of the Grievous Angel - A Tribute to Fram Parson" was released. In 2006 the film documentary “Fallen Angel" was produced.
    (WSJ, 7/18/97, p.A13)(SFC, 9/9/98, p.E1)(WSJ, 9/20/99, p.A26)(SFC, 6/9/06, p.E5)

1975        Sep 19, The British sitcom "Fawlty Towers," created by John Cleese, premiered. Six episodes aired in this year and 6 more in 1979. PBS brought the show to America in 1980.
    (WSJ, 3/8/99, p.A16)(www.imdb.com/title/tt0072500/)

1979        Sep 19, The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats was signed. It became effective as of June 1, 1982.
    (Econ, 12/22/12, p.126)(http://tinyurl.com/yez66ct)

1981        Sep 19, Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_and_Garfunkel)

1982        Sep 19, In the 34th Emmy Awards the winners included Hill Street Blues, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2u6ww4)
1982        Sep 19, Prof. Scott E. Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon Univ. posted an emoticon, the first online smiley face, in a message to an online electronic bulletin board at 11:44 a.m., during a discussion about the limits of online humor and how to denote comments meant to be taken lightly.
    (AP, 9/18/07)

1983        Sep 19, Chuck Woolery (b.1941) began hosting the syndicated TV game show “Love Connection." He continued to 1995. The show was produced by Eric Lieber (1937-2008)
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Woolery)(SSFC, 7/6/08, p.B6)
1983        Sep 19, St. Kitts and Nevis became a single nation, but Nevis retained the right to secede. St Kitts and Nevis declared independence from the UK.
    (SFC,10/15/97, p.C4)(www.worldstatesmen.org/Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis.html)

1984        Sep 19, Britain and China completed a draft agreement on transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
    (AP, 9/19/99)

1985        Sep 19, The Mexico City area was struck by the first of two devastating quakes (8.1) that officially claimed 9,500 lives. Some 40,000 people were injured.
    (HFA, '96, p.38)(SFC, 12/31/96, p.C9)(AP, 9/19/97)(SSFC, 4/16/06, p.F4)
1985        Sep 19, Italo Calvino (b.1923), Italian writer, died. A collection of his essays was soon published titled "The Literature Machine."  In 1999 the original 11 essays and 25 others were published under the title: "Why Read the Classics," translated by Martin McLaughlin. In 2003 McLaughlin published “Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings By Italo Calvino."
    (SFEC, 10/24/99, BR p.5)(SSFC, 4/6/03, p.M4)

1986        Sep 19, Federal health officials announced that the experimental drug AZT would be made available to thousands of AIDS patients.
    (AP, 9/19/01)
1986        Sep 19, Harken Energy agreed to acquire Spectrum 7 Energy Corp., a Texas oil and gas company where George W. Bush was chairman, for 200,000 shares and a consulting salary. Bush became a Harken board member and a $100,000-a-year ($120,000-a-year) consultant. In 1989 Harken sold 80% of its Aloha petroleum subsidiary to a group of insiders. An SEC investigation pointed to disguised Harken losses of $8 million.
    (SFC, 7/9/02, p.A12)(WSJ, 10/9/02, p.A4)

1987        Sep 19, Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork concluded 5 days of testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, vowing that he would "interpret the law and not make it."
    (AP, 9/19/97)
1987        Sep 19, Philippine leftist opposition leader Leandro Alejandro (b.1960) was murdered.
    (SFEC, 7/12/98, Z1 p.5)

1988        Sep 19, Swimmer Janet Evans gave the United States its first gold medal of the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, by winning the 400-meter individual medley. US swimmer Greg Louganis hit his head on the springboard during preliminary competition.
    (AP, 9/19/98)(www.infoplease.com/spot/mm-louganis.html)
1988        Sep 19, Israel succeeded in launching a test satellite, the Ofeq ("Horizon") 1, over the Mediterranean Sea.
    (AP, 9/19/08)

1989        Sep 19, A Paris-bound French DC-10, UTA Flight 772, was bombed over the Sahara desert of Niger and all 170 passengers died. French authorities placed the blame on Libya’s Abdallah Senoussi, brother-in-law of Moammar Khadafy and chief of foreign operations for the Libyan secret service. The six Libyan suspects were named by a French judge in 1998 and tried in absentia in 1999. The attack was in retaliation for French intervention on behalf of Chad in a war with Libya since the mid 1980s. In 2004 Libya signed a $170 million compensation accord with families of the people killed. In 2008 a federal judge in Washington ordered Libya and six of its officials to pay more than $6 billion in damages to the families of 7 Americans killed in the attack.
    (SFC, 5/7/97, p.C3)(SFEC,10/19/97, p.A26)(WSJ, 1/30/98, p.A1)(SFC, 6/13/98, p.A11)(SFC, 3/9/99, p.B10)(AP, 9/19/99)(AP, 1/9/04)(Reuters, 1/16/08)

1990        Sep 19, Iraq began confiscating foreign assets from countries that were imposing sanctions against the Baghdad government.
    (AP, 9/19/00)

1991        Sep 19, German hikers Erica and Helmut Simon found a well-preserved prehistoric corpse (c3300BCE), later named Otzi (Frozen Fritz), in a glacier on the Hauslabjoch Pass, about 100 yards from Austria in northern Italy. It was kept at the Univ. of Innsbruck for study. In 1998 analysis indicated that the Ice Man had internal parasites and carried the woody fruit of a tree fungus as a remedy. Tattoos on the body were also found to be placed over areas of active arthritis. A flint arrow was also found in his back.
    (SFC, 4/27/96, p.A-5)(SFC, 12/25/98, p.A4)(SFEC, 5/7/00, p.T4)(WSJ, 2/3/04, p.A1)
1991        Sep 19, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir accused the United States of tilting toward the Arabs in its eagerness to organize a Mideast peace conference.
    (AP, 9/19/01)
1991        Sep 19, UN Resolution 712 allowed a partial lifting of the embargo against Iraq for humanitarian purposes.
    (SFC, 9/24/02, p.A12)

1992        Sep 19, Top finance officials of the seven largest industrial countries pledged in Washington, D.C., to cooperate closely to resolve the worst currency crisis in two decades.
    (AP, 9/19/97)

1993        Sep 19, The NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" and the offbeat CBS drama "Picket Fences" each won three trophies at the 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
    (AP, 9/19/98)
1993        Sep 19, Polish voters turned left in parliamentary elections, giving the most number of seats to the Democratic Left Alliance.
    (AP, 9/19/98)

1994        Sep 19, Some 3,000 U.S. troops peacefully entered Haiti to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
    (AP, 9/19/99)(MC, 9/19/01)

1995        Sep 19, The New York Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber’s manifesto.
    (AP, 9/19/00)
1995        Sep 19, The US Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
    (AP, 9/19/00)
1995        Sep 19, The US ambassador and the commander of American forces in Japan apologized for the rape of an Okinawan schoolgirl committed by three US servicemen.
    (AP, 9/19/00)
1995        Sep 19, Orville Redenbacher (b.1907), popcorn magnate, died at his home in Coronado, Ca., from drowning in a bathtub.
    (http://nwitimes.com/articles/1995/09/20/export142113.txt)

1996        Sep 19, American astronaut Shannon Lucid, on board the Russian Mir space station since March, eagerly greeted the crew of Atlantis hours after their arrival and docking.
    (AP, 9/19/97)
1996        Sep 19, IBM announced it would extend health benefits to the partners of its homosexual employees.
    (AP, 9/19/97)
1996        Sep 19, Guatemala’s government and leftist guerillas under Ricardo Arnoldo Ramirez signed a peace accord that called for a 33% troop and budget reduction from 43,000 by 1999. Otto Perez Molina negotiated the accords for the government.
    (SFC, 9/20/96, p.A15)(SFC, 9/15/98, p.A22)(Econ, 1/21/12, p.42)
1996        Sep 19, In Nigeria it was reported that police clashed with demonstrators last week and 10 people were killed in the city of Kaduna. The crowd was protesting the arrest of their spiritual leader on charges of broadcasting material that could incite unrest.
    (WSJ, 9/19/96, p.A1)

1997        Sep 19, The crime drama "L.A. Confidential" opened. It was directed by Curtis Hanson. Los Angeles and New York film critics later voted it the best film of the year. Kim Bassinger won the Golden Globes award for best supporting actress.
    (SSFC, 9/1/02, Par p.14)(AP, 9/19/07)
1997        Sep 19, It was reported that the US trade deficit rose to $10.3 billion in July, a 25% jump over June.
    (WSJ, 9/19/97, p.A2)
1997        Sep 19, A US Air Force B-1 bomber crashed on a training mission in Montana and all 4 crew members were killed.
    (SFC, 9/20/97, p.A1)
1997        Sep 19, Alfredo Enrique Tello Jr. (19) was found charred and dismembered in an Aspen Hill, Md., garage. One suspected killer, Samuel Sheinbein (17), fled to Israel. A 2nd suspect, Aaron B. Needle (17), was held in jail. In Oct. the attorney general decided to return Sheinbein to the US. The two young men were indicted on murder and conspiracy charges. Needle committed suicide by hanging in 1998.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A3)(SFC, 10/20/97, p.A1)(SFC, 10/31/97, p.A3)(SFEC, 4/19/98, p.A18)
1997        Sep 19, In his first public comments since the death of Princess Diana, Princes Charles told the British people he would always feel the loss of his former wife, and thanked them for their support.
1997        Sep 19, In England a passenger train collided with a freight train in west London and 6 people were killed and 170 injured.
    (SFC, 9/20/97, p.A10)(AP, 9/19/98)

1998        Sep 19, Miss Virginia Nicole Johnson, a 24-year-old diabetic who wore an insulin pump on her hip, was crowned Miss America 1999.
    (SFEC, 9/20/98, p.A2)(AP, 9/19/99)
1998        Sep 19, At the 22nd annual Oktoberfest in Cincinnati 25,000 kazoos were distributed in an attempt to set a Guinness record for the "World’s Largest Kazoo Band."
    (WSJ, 9/21/98, p.B1)
1998        Sep 19, Susan Barrantes, mother of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was killed in a car crash in Argentina; she was 61.
    (AP, 9/19/99)
1998        Sep 19, In Liberia fighting in Monrovia left at least 33 dead as the government tried to arrest Roosevelt Johnson, former rebel leader. The next day he was accused of plotting against Pres. Taylor and fled to the US Embassy.
    (SFC, 9/20/98, p.A14)
1998        Sep 19, In Pakistani controlled Kashmir Indian artillery fire killed 9 people and wounded 11 others over the last 2 days.
    (SFEC, 9/20/98, p.A17)
1998        Sep 19, In Uganda police arrested 18 people suspected of planning attacks on diplomatic missions and government installations.
    (SFEC, 9/20/98, p.A24)

1999        Sep 19, German voters handed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s governing Social Democrats a humiliating defeat in elections in the eastern state of Saxony, giving it just eleven percent of the votes.
    (AP, 9/19/00)
1999        Sep 19, In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over 10,000 people protested against PM Mahathir Mohamad on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of ex-Deputy Premier Anwar Ibrahim, who was reported to be suffering from arsenic poisoning. Police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Protesters wore red and adopted the battle cry of “reformasi" from neighboring Indonesia.
    (SFC, 9/20/99, p.A9)(WSJ, 9/20/99, p.A1)(Econ, 11/17/07, p.53)

2000        Sep 19, In Australia the Romanian women's gymnastics team won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; Russia won the silver, China took the bronze, and the U.S. placed fourth.
    (AP, 9/19/01)
2000        Sep 19, The US Senate voted 83-15 to end trade restrictions on China. The vote also removed a fiscal obstacle to Beijing’s 14-year drive to join the WTO.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 19, Kenneth E. Behring, a West Coast developer, gave $80 million to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
    (WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 19, Researchers reported for the 1st time that a new vaccine was effective against Staph infections.
    (WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 19, Current world oil demand was running at 76 million barrels a day.
    (WSJ, 9/19/00, p.A23)
2000        Sep 19, Nine Cubans were rescued at sea after their Antonov AN-2 biplane plunged into the Gulf of Mexico. The cargo ship Chios Dream pulled found the survivors and a 10th body. Immigration officials soon granted their legal entry to the US.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/22/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 19, In East Timor the UN granted its peacekeepers the right to shoot at armed attackers without warning.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 19, Japan’s research whaling fleet returned home with 88 whales that included 43 Bryde whales, 5 sperm and 40 minke whales.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 19, In Pakistan a bomb exploded in a produce market and 16 people were killed in Islamabad. Over 80 people were wounded.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 19, In the Philippines a government court ruled that nearly $627 million in Swiss bank deposits belonging to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos should go to the government.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)

2001        Sep 19, Pres. Bush warned Afghanistan that he would not negotiate to take custody of Osama bin Laden. The Pentagon began deploying troops, ships and planes to the Persian Gulf under code name "Operation Infinite Justice." The title became a working name after Islamic scholars objected that "infinite justice" is reserved for God.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/20/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/21/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 19, The parent companies of American Airlines and United Airlines both announced plans to lay off 20,000 employees.
    (AP, 9/19/02)
2001        Sep 19, Imad Mughniyeh, Lebanese head of Hezbollah overseas operations, and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri, a senior bin Laden aide, were named in a Jane’s Foreign Report as possible masterminds for the Sep 11 attacks in addition to Osama bin Laden.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 19, In Colombia Guambiano Indians in Cauca state attacked Paez Indians and 7 people were killed with at least 19 wounded.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D3)
2001        Sep 19, In Colombia Yolanda Ceron, a Catholic nun active in human rights work, was shot and killed in Tumaco.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D3)
2001        Sep 19, An Air France Concorde flew from Paris on a test flight with 86 employee volunteers.
    (WSJ, 9/20/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 19, In Indonesia Ayip Syafrudin, leader of the Laskar Jihad (Holy War Warriors), said he would declare a jihad against the US if it attacks Muslim countries.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 19, Japan’s PM Koizumi promised to push legislative changes to permit Japanese troops to provide logistical support for a US-led war on terrorism.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A12)

2002        Sep 19, President Bush asked Congress for authority to "use all means," including military force if necessary, to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not quickly meet United Nations demands to abandon all weapons of mass destruction.
    (AP, 9/19/03)
2002        Sep 19, Kansas City first base coach Tom Gamboa was attacked without warning by two fans, a father and son, who came out of the seats at Chicago's Comiskey Park. The father, 34-year-old William Ligue Jr., and his 15-year-old son later received probation.
    (AP, 9/19/03)
2002        Sep 19, Scientists urged stronger warning labels for acetaminophen, a painkiller used in numerous products including Tylenol. Overdose caused liver damage and annual deaths numbered some 100.
    (SFC, 9/20/02, p.A3)
2002        Sep 19, In Colombia Army troops killed 21 guerrillas on 23 fronts and freed 2 kidnapped civilians. A 3rd hostage died in the fighting.
    (SFC, 9/20/02, p.A12)
2002        Sep 19, German police stormed homes and froze bank accounts across the country after outlawing 16 more groups linked to a jailed Islamic militant accused of plotting an airplane attack in Turkey.
    (AP, 9/19/02)
2002        Sep 19, Ivory Coast's former junta leader, Gen. Robert Guei, was killed after heavily armed forces attacked government and security installations in Abidjan and other cities in the West African country.
    (AP, 9/19/02)
2002        Sep 19, In Nigeria Ijaw tribe militants captured seven foreign-owned oil facilities and threatened to invade dozens more in a bid to force the government to change election boundaries they say favor a rival tribe.
    (AP, 9/20/02)(SFC, 9/21/02, p.A6)
2002        Sep 19, North Korea announced it had made the city of Sinuiju on its border with China a "special administrative region," a move South Korean media said was the first step towards creating a new economic zone. The project was soon mothballed after its first governor, Yang Bin, was jailed in China for tax evasion. Yang Bin was formally sentenced in July 2003 for 18 years, and was fined for 2.3 million renminbi.
    (Reuters, 9/19/02)(Econ, 10/2/10, p.45)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Bin)
2002        Sep 19, A Palestinian blew himself up on a crowded bus in downtown Tel Aviv, killing at least five other people and wounding 49. It was the second suicide bombing in two days after a six-week lull.
    (AP, 9/19/02)
2002        Sep 19-20, The Colombian air force bombarded two rebel camps in northwest Colombia, killing an estimated 200 insurgents.
    (AP, 9/20/02)

2003        Sep 19, Hurricane Isabel knocked out power to more than 4.5 million people as it weakened into a tropical storm and raced toward Canada after swamping tidal communities along Chesapeake Bay. 21 of 36 storm victims were in Virginia.
    (AP, 9/19/03)(AP, 9/20/03)(WSJ, 9/23/03, p.A1)
2003        Sep 19, In Chechnya rebel attacks and a mine blast have left 7 Russian servicemen dead in the past 24 hours in the Kremlin's military campaign against Chechen separatists.
    (AP, 9/19/03)
2003        Sep 19, The government of Georgia scrapped an accord guaranteeing religious freedom for Catholics. The next day the Vatican issued an unusually strong rebuke to the former Soviet republic and its dominant Orthodox Church.
    (AP, 9/20/03)
2003        Sep 19, In Iraq former Gen. Sultan Hashim Ahmad, Saddam Hussein's last defense minister, surrendered to an American commander after weeks of negotiations. He was no. 27 on the most-wanted list.
    (AP, 9/19/03)
2003        Sep 19, In the Maldives unrest erupted at the Maafushi prison after a young man named Evan Naseem was tortured to death. Police opened fire and 3 people were killed. Violent riots followed as did a state of emergency.
    (Econ, 12/23/06, p.54)
2003        Sep 19, Zimbabwe military police barred journalists from entering their offices, defying a court order to allow the country's only independent daily newspaper to resume publishing.
    (AP, 9/19/03)

2004        Sep 19, "The Sopranos" won best drama series at the Emmy Awards while "Arrested Development" won best comedy series.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2004        Sep 19, The United States suffered its biggest Ryder Cup loss in 77 years as it lost to the Europeans, 18 1/2 to 9 1/2.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2004        Sep 19, President George W. Bush has decided to lift sanctions against Libya, which he expects to trigger release of more than $1 billion US to families of Pan Am 103 victims.
    (AP, 9/20/04)
2004        Sep 19, Belarus barred dozens of opposition candidates from running in the Oct 17 legislative elections.
    (WSJ, 9/20/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 19, British commoners gained the right to stroll over an additional 153,000 hectares of private land.
    (Econ, 9/18/04, p.62)
2004        Sep 19, Former President Jiang Zemin turned over his last major post as chairman of the commission that runs China's military to his successor, Hu Jintao (61), completing the country's first peaceful leadership transition since its 1949 revolution.
    (AP, 9/19/04)
2004        Sep 19, In northern Egypt a pickup truck and a minibus collided head on a rural road, killing 13 people and injuring 10.
    (CP, 9/19/04)
2004        Sep 19, Floodwaters brought by Tropical Storm Jeanne killed at least 90 people in Haiti.
    (AP, 9/20/04)
2004        Sep 19, In India flooding in the densely populated West Bengal has swamped hundreds of villages, killing three people and making more than 650,000 homeless.
    (AP, 9/19/04)
2004        Sep 19, A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint, killing 3 people and wounding 7, including four U.S. soldiers in the northern city of Samarra. US warplanes and artillery pounded the guerrilla stronghold of Fallujah. A militant group posted a video showing the beheading of 3 Kurdish hostages.
    (AP, 9/19/04)(SFC, 9/20/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 19, Kazakhs chose a new parliament expected to be dominated by Otan, the party of Pres. Nursultan Nazarbayev and Asar, a new party run by his daughter. US backed int’l. monitors called the elections to the 77-seat Mazhilis flawed.
    (AP, 9/19/04)(WSJ, 9/22/04, p.A1)(Econ, 9/25/04, p.55)

2005        Sep 19, The US government has told a Texas court that Pope Benedict XVI should be given immunity from a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring to cover up the sexual molestation of three boys by a seminarian. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Peter Keisler said that, as pope, Benedict enjoys immunity as the head of a state, the Vatican. He said that allowing the lawsuit to proceed would be "incompatible with the United States' foreign policy interests."
    (AP, 9/20/05)
2005        Sep 19, Officials ordered residents evacuated from the lower Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Rita headed toward the island chain, threatening to grow into a hurricane with a potential 8-foot storm surge.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, facing pressure from Washington and Hurricane Rita on the way, halted his campaign to repopulate his city and ordered the few residents and business owners who had returned to leave again. Mandatory evacuation would begin Sep 21.
    (AP, 9/20/05)(SFC, 9/20/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 19, A new report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said that of the estimated 3,000 foreign fighters in Iraq, the largest number, about 20 percent, comes from Algeria, followed by Syria and Yemen with about 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively. About 15 percent come from Sudan, 12 percent from Saudi Arabia, 5 percent from Egypt, and the rest from other countries.
    (AP, 9/20/05)
2005        Sep 19, L. Dennis Kozlowski (58), former Tyco International Ltd. CEO, was sentenced 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for looting the company of hundreds of millions of dollars. Tyco's former finance chief, Mark Swartz (44) received the same sentence. NY State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus ordered the defendants to pay a total of $134 million in restitution to Tyco. In addition, the judge fined Kozlowski $70 million, and Swartz $35 million.
    (AP, 9/20/05)(SFC, 9/20/05, p.D1)
2005        Sep 19, The Secular Coalition for America, a new lobbying organization “whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the US," began operations with former Nevada State Senator Lori Lipman Brown as director/lobbyist.
    (www.open.org/~lloydk/HAS/NL2005/news11.htm)
2005        Sep 19, The MacArthur Foundation announced the 25 winners of its genius awards.
    (SFC, 9/20/05, p.B1)
2005        Sep 19, Researchers reported that partially paralyzed mice recovered following stem cell shots.
    (SFC, 9/20/05, p.A4)
2005        Sep 19, NASA administrator Michael Griffin said a $104 billion program to return to the moon by 2018 would feature new “Crew Exploration Vehicles," to replace the shuttle fleet.
    (SFC, 9/20/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 19, In SF Arkelylius Collins (20) was murdered at Third and Kirkwood in a hail of gunfire. Terrel Rollins (22) was injured. In 2006 Daniel Dennard (21) and Deonte Bennett (21), members of the Oakdale Mob, were indicted on charges of murder. Rollins was killed on May 4, 2006, and Dennard was released. On July 19, 2008, Dennard was shot and killed on Bayshore Blvd. not far from where Rollins had been murdered. In 2009 Bennett was arrested and charged in an alleged murder for hire plot.
    (SFC, 3/2/06, p.B2)(SFC, 7/21/08, p.A1)(SFC, 1/22/09, p.B8)
2005         Sep 19, In Ohio Katelind Caudill (13) was shot and killed by Melvin Keeling (43) because she told authorities her best friend was being molested. Keeling fled the Cincinnati area. He was also sought for the killing of 2 convenience store clerks, Lisa Kendall (29) and Kendora Furr (38) at the Family Express store in Remington, Indiana. On Sep 28 more than a dozen investigators on the Keeling task force combed the woods in Gary, Indiana and found the fugitive's wallet, ID and other personal items a few blocks from where Keeling abandoned his van. Tracking dogs also followed Keeling's scent from the wooded area to nearby train tracks. He was an apparent suicide.
    (SFC, 9/22/05, p.A6)(www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=34686)
2005        Sep 19, Rescue teams searched for two Argentine men whose snowmobile plunged into a deep ice crevasse in Antarctica over the weekend, but hopes of pulling them out alive were fading.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, Mark Latham, former head of Australia’s Labor Party, published “The Latham Diaries," the story of the Labor Party from 1996-2005, and a sobering account of the state of Australian democracy 100 years after Federation.
    (www.mup.unimelb.edu.au/catalogue/0-522-85215-7.html)
2005        Sep 19, Belgium issued an international arrest warrant for Chad's former leader Hissene Habre, charging him with atrocities during his 1982-90 rule. Habre, who lives in exile in Senegal, is being pursued under Belgium's "universal jurisdiction" laws, which allow for prosecutions for crimes against humanity wherever they were committed.
    (AP, 9/29/05)
2005        Sep 19, Brazil issued its 1st int’l. bond in its own currency. Brazil’s export boom had driven the real upwards against the dollar.
    (Econ, 9/24/05, p.90)
2005        Sep 19, In a statement aired on a pan-Arab TV station, Al-Qaida deputy Ayman al-Zawahri said his terror network had carried out the July 7 London bombings.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2005        Sep 19, Classrooms and chairs were scarce at crowded Burundian primary schools as 500,000 children, nearly double last year's enrollment, showed up for the first day of classes following the elimination of fees.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, The World Wildlife Federation said severely depleted cod stocks in the Grand Banks off Canada's east coast face being totally wiped out by illegal fishing.
    (Reuters, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, China's state media reported that its family planning agency admitted that officials in the eastern province of Shandong had carried out forced abortions and sterilizations. Time magazine last week reported that at least 7,000 people in Shandong were forcibly sterilized earlier this year by officials under pressure to limit the growth of the country's massive population.
    (AFP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, Colombian troops raided a sprawling clandestine drug laboratory run by a paramilitary group that was capable of producing 10 tons of cocaine a month. In a separate operation, the military seized six tons of marijuana allegedly belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the country's main leftist rebel group.
    (AP, 9/21/05)
2005        Sep 19-2005 Sep 29, In Ethiopia authorities arrested 859 opposition members across the country and security forces killed one opposition member in the Amhara region, 250 miles south of the capital, Addis Ababa.
    (AP, 9/29/05)
2005        Sep 19, French police probing a ring which allegedly recruited Muslim fighters for the anti-US insurgency in Iraq arrested six men in the Paris area.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, In Guatemala gang members armed with guns and grenades burst inside a youth prison and slaughtered 12 inmates, leaving behind a gruesome, bloody scene. Members of the Mara Salvatrucha launched a well-organized attack on imprisoned members of the rival Mara 18 gang as they slept at Etapa II, or Phase II prison.
    (AP, 9/20/05)
2005        Sep 19, India said it would increase vaccine production to protect against future outbreaks of Japanese encephalitis as the death toll from the disease rose to 765 in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The encephalitis is transmitted from pigs to humans by mosquitoes. Japanese encephalitis first surfaced in Uttar Pradesh in 1978. Over 4,000 people have died in the state since the disease first hit. A quarter of survivors are left disabled.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, A severe storm ripped through southern India, killing at least 18 people and leaving some 50,000 homeless. Most of the victims were either electrocuted or died in house collapses as overnight rains triggered flooding in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh state.
    (AP, 9/20/05)
2005        Sep 19, An Indonesian warship fired on a Chinese fishing fleet it suspected of using illegal nets, killing one crew member and wounding two others in the Arafuru sea off Papua Island.
    (AP, 9/21/05)
2005        Sep 19, In Iraq a nephew of Saddam Hussein was sentenced to life in prison for funding Iraq's violent insurgency and for bomb-making.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, Four US soldiers died in two roadside bombings near the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.
    (AP, 9/20/05)
2005        Sep 19, Iraqi police detained two British soldiers in the southern port city of Basra, following a shooting incident. British forces smashed jail walls to free 2 British commandos detained earlier in the day by Iraqi police. Iraqi officials said at least 2 civilians were killed.
    (AP, 9/19/05)(SFC, 9/20/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 19, In Mexico a special federal prosecutor sought the arrest of ex-President Luis Echeverria and other former officials for their alleged involvement in the massacre of student protesters in 1968.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, North Korea agreed to stop building nuclear weapons and allow international inspections in exchange for energy aid, economic cooperation and security assurances, a breakthrough that marked a first step toward disarmament after two years of six-nation talks.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said the Gaza-Egypt border will reopen only as part of an international agreement, quashing speculation Egypt and the Palestinians might operate a crossing without Israel's blessing.
    (AP, 9/19/05)
2005        Sep 19, Rebel groups said militias backed by the Sudanese government killed 30 people over the weekend in fresh attacks in Darfur, threatening new peace talks under way in Nigeria. The Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said 17 people were killed in Korbia in northern Darfur Sep 17 and 13 died in attacks on Jabel Marra in the west on Sep 18.
    (Reuters, 9/20/05)
2005        Sep 19, Lukman B. Lima, a veteran leader of Thailand's insurgency, issued a warning: militants from Indonesia and Arab nations might join the fight for a separate homeland if the Thai government continues a crackdown that's provoking a new generation of Muslim fighters.
    (AP, 9/23/05)

2006        Sep 19, President Bush addressed the 61st meeting of the UN General Assembly with a call for nations to unite to work for a more peaceful world where "extremists are marginalized by the peaceful majority." UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan delivered an emotional farewell address, appealing to the world to unite against human rights abuses, religious divisions, brutal conflicts and an unjust world economy.
    (AP, 9/19/06)(AP, 9/19/07)
2006        Sep 19, A Georgia judge struck down the state’s photo ID requirement to vote.
    (WSJ, 9/20/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 19, Sam Harris published his polemic "Letter to a Christian Nation." It was a philosophical attack on the basic tenets held by all major religions.
    (WSJ, 9/28/06, p.B2)
2006        Sep 19, Warren Buffet, billionaire investor, pledged $50 million to help set up an international nuclear fuel bank that aspiring powers could turn to for reactor fuel instead of making it on their own.
    (SFC, 9/20/06, p.A3)
2006        Sep 19, The MacArthur Foundation announced the 25 winners of its genius awards.
    (SFC, 9/19/06, p.B1)
2006        Sep 19, George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," announced that his private foundation will give his alma mater, the University of Southern California, $175 million to endow and rebuild its School of Cinematic Arts in what amounts to the largest donation in USC history.
    (Reuters, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, Motorola Inc. agreed to buy Symbol Technologies, a maker of bar-code readers, for $3.9 billion.
    (WSJ, 9/20/06, p.A21)
2006        Sep 19, John Nejedly (91), former 10-year California state senator, died. He helped lead the 1982 fight against the Peripheral Canal and wrote the bill authorizing the construction of the bridge on Highway 160 near Antioch, which was named in his honor.
    (SFC, 9/22/06, p.B9)
2006        Sep 19, In central and southern Afghanistan clashes and bombings left up to 34 Taliban fighters and one policeman dead in five separate incidents.
    (AP, 9/20/06)
2006        Sep 19, In Argentina Miguel Osvaldo Etchecolatz (77) a former police investigator, was sentenced to life in prison in connection with the disappearance of six people during the so-called "Dirty War" against political dissent.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, In Australia Judge Murray Wilcox granted Aborigines a title claim over Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
    (AFP, 9/20/06)
2006        Sep 19, Australia and Japan imposed financial sanctions on 11 North Korean companies, a Swiss company and its president, based on allegations they helped the communist nation's weapons programs.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, A British soldier pleaded guilty to one count of inhumanely treating Iraqi civilians, while he and his comrades denied all other charges in a landmark court-martial.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni started the official part of a week-long visit to the Czech Republic, a country where he spent 13 years from 1962-1975 and considers as his "second home."
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, Supporters of Congo's presidential challenger barricaded streets, stopped traffic and threw stones in Kinshasa, a day after a fire at his headquarters destroyed the party's television and radio stations.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, In southern Germany a US AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter crashed on a training mission, killing two American soldiers.
    (AP, 9/21/06)
2006        Sep 19, Some 2,000-3,000 protesters stormed the headquarters of Hungarian state television and forced it off the air briefly in an explosion of anger. The protests began after a recording of PM Gyurcsany's comments made in May was leaked to Hungarian media. In his speech to a meeting of Socialist deputies, the prime minister admitted that the government had lied about the state of the economy in order to ensure victory in the elections.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, In India at least two people were killed and more than 100 detained during violent protests against a court-ordered crackdown on illegal shops in New Delhi. At least 20 people were killed in coastal villages in eastern India after a major storm swept in to the Bay of Bengal and destroyed hundreds of mud huts.
    (AFP, 9/20/06)
2006        Sep 19, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the UN General Assembly and took aim at US policies in Iraq and Lebanon. He accused Washington of abusing its power in the UN Security Council to punish others while protecting its own interests and allies.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, The Iraqi government said it will shut down all offices belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) around the country. The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial was replaced amid complaints he was being too easy on the deposed Iraqi leader. A rocket attack on a Shiite neighborhood in southern Baghdad killed 10 people and wounded 19. In northern Iraq at least 17 people were killed and 11 wounded in twin bombings in the town of Al-Shurqat.
    (AP, 9/19/06)(AFP, 9/20/06)(AP, 9/19/07)
2006        Sep 19, Police in southern Italy arrested scores of people in an overnight crackdown on organized crime, including on clans that had a grip on the local tourist industry.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, Ivory Coast authorities arrested 2 French executives of Trafigura Beheer BV, the Dutch commodities company implicated in the recent dumping of toxic waste. Claude Dauphin and Jean-Pierre Valentini, charged with poisoning and infractions of toxic waste laws, were sent to prison.
    (WSJ, 9/20/06, p.A10)
2006        Sep 19, Einars Repse, Latvia's former prime minister (2002-2004), accidentally killed a pedestrian while driving on a remote road. He said he would stop campaigning for parliament, although he will remain a candidate. The EU's official statistics agency, Eurostat, said Latvia registered 222 traffic deaths per 1 million residents in 2004, the highest in the union.
    (AP, 9/21/06)
2006        Sep 19, A group of sexual abuse survivors filed a lawsuit against Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera, claiming he hid evidence to protect a priest accused of molesting boys. A lawyer for the Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. Rivera, now Mexico's top-ranking cardinal, helped cover up abuse by the Rev. Nicolas Aguilar involving 50 boys when Aguilar served as a parish priest in central Puebla state in 1987. Rivera was bishop of Tehuacan in Puebla state at the time.
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 19, Sudan's Pres. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on the sidelines of the UN General assembly, said his country would never allow UN peacekeepers into Darfur and charged that the West wanted to dismember his country in order to help Israel. He agreed that the 7,000 AU peacekeepers could stay.
    (Reuters, 9/19/06)(Econ, 9/23/06, p.51)
2006        Sep 19, In Thailand a 6-man military junta launched a coup against PM Thaksin Shinawatra, circling his offices with tanks, seizing control of TV stations and declaring a provisional authority pledging loyalty to the king. This was the 18th coup since 1932. General Prem Tinsulanonda was widely seen as the mastermind of the coup.
    (AP, 9/19/06)(Econ, 9/23/06, p.27)(Econ, 12/6/08, p.34)

2007        Sep 19, The US Senate blocked legislation that would have regulated the amount of time troops spent in combat, a blow for Democrats struggling to challenge President Bush's Iraq policies.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2007        Sep 19, O.J. Simpson was released from jail after posting $125,000 bail in connection with the alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2007        Sep 19, Dan Rather (75) filed a $70 million lawsuit alleging that CBS and its former parent company intentionally botched the aftermath of a discredited story about President Bush's military service to curry favor with the administration.
    (AP, 9/20/07)
2007        Sep 19, Topps Co. CEO Arthur Shorin said shareholders had approved a deal in which Michael Eisner’s Tornante Co. investment firm and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC would take the baseball card and candy company private for $9.75 per share.
    (SFC, 9/20/07, p.C3)
2007        Sep 19, The governing Board of Trustees of California State Univ. approved hefty executive pay increases ranging from 9-18 percent for Chancellor Charles Reed, his four top deputies and 23 campus presidents.
    (SFC, 9/20/07, p.B1)
2007        Sep 19, In California AT&T set this day for ending its automated time of day phone service, saying it needed the prefix for new phone numbers.
    (SFC, 9/3/07, p.D1)
2007        Sep 19, Julian Walker (34) of Atlanta, Georgia, suspected in the slayings of his ex-wife and his girlfriend’s father, shot and killed himself after he was surrounded by police in Fairview Heights, Ill.
    (SFC, 9/20/07, p.A8)
2007        Sep 19, The US-led coalition accused the Taliban of using children as human shields during a battle in southern Afghanistan. The troops fought Taliban trying to flee a compound, and more than a dozen suspected militants were killed. 6 civilians, including women and children, died in Helmand province's Gereshk region after Taliban fighters fled fighting with NATO forces and sought shelter in the civilian homes. About 2,500 Afghan and NATO troops launched a new military operation in the Gereshk region of Helmand province. Militants attacked a private security company in Zabul province, killing one security guard. The ensuing gunbattle left one suspected insurgent dead. More than three dozen Taliban fighters were reported killed in Uruzgan province. In Kandahar province, an Afghan was killed and several others were wounded in a road accident involving a NATO patrol vehicle and a civilian car.  NATO said it was investigating a shipment of weapons intercepted near the border with Iran on Sep 6. Some 10,000 vaccinators began the weeklong campaign with the aim to vaccinate 1.3 million Afghan children against polio.
    (AP, 9/19/07)(AP, 9/20/07)(AP, 9/21/07)(AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 19, The Bank of England announced that it would inject 10 billion pounds into longer-term money markets next week amid the ongoing global credit squeeze.
    (AFP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Bachan Athwal (70), a London grandmother, was jailed for life for ordering the execution of Surjit Athwal, her cheating daughter-in-law in India, after discovering she was having an affair with a married man. Athwal’s 43-year-old son Sukhdave was also found guilty and jailed for a minimum 27-year term.
    (AFP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, In Cambodia Nuon Chea, the top surviving leader of the notorious Khmer Rouge, whose radical policies were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, was charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic (CAR) dubbed as "grotesque" allegations from Human Rights Watch that his army was guilty of various abuses against civilians in the country.
    (AFP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, China’s government froze prices that it controls for the rest of the year, in the latest sign of mounting concern over inflation, which reached 6.5% in the year through August.
    (WSJ, 9/20/07, p.A6)
2007        Sep 19, Typhoon Wipha flooded streets and destroyed hundreds of homes as it swept through eastern China, but the storm eventually weakened and caused little overall damage in the financial center of Shanghai. One man was electrocuted.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Vlatko Pavletic (77), a former speaker of Croatia's parliament who served as acting president for two months beginning in Dec, 1999, died.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Gabriele Pauli (50), Bavaria's most glamorous politician, shocked the Catholic state in Germany by suggesting marriage should last just 7 years. She said after that time, couples should either agree to extend their marriage or it should be automatically dissolved.
    (Reuters, 9/20/07)
2007        Sep 19, In Iran Kian Tajbakhsh, an urban planning consultant with the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute, was released after he spent four months in a notorious prison on suspicion of trying to stir up a revolution.
    (AP, 9/20/07)
2007        Sep 19, Iraqi troops killed 14 militants in clashes in the northern city of Mosul, following a failed suicide car bomb attack on an Iraqi army base in the city's eastern sector. A roadside bomb in Mosul killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded three. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near a US Army checkpoint outside Muqdadiyah, killing one civilian. In a pre-dawn raid in Balad Ruz, US troops killed one Iraqi insurgent who the military said was linked to Iran's paramilitary Quds Force. A US soldier was killed during combat operations in the west of the Iraqi capital and another one died of non-battle related causes.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Kyrgyzstan's Pres. Kurmanbek Bakiyev called a national referendum on changing the constitution to elect the Parliament by party list, a change that would hurt the country's many small parties and independent politicians.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Israel's Security Cabinet declared the Gaza Strip an "enemy entity" in order to cut off power and fuel supplies to the coastal strip.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Antoine Ghanem (64), an anti-Syrian lawmaker from the Christian Phalange Party, was killed in a blast in Beirut. Six other people also died.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI named Abbas El Fassi (67), a longtime government minister and the leader of a secular political party, as prime minister. He replaced Driss Jettou, a longtime businessman who had served since 2002.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, More than 2,000 monks protested across Myanmar for a 2nd straight day against the country's junta.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Nepal's Maoists kicked off a controversial campaign to oust the monarchy, a day after the ex-rebels stormed out of government in a blow to the Himalayan country's peace process.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, New Zealand police found the body of Anan Liu (27), a young Asian woman in a car outside the home of a three-year old toddler, Qian Xun Xue, nicknamed "Pumpkin," who was abandoned at a train station in Australia. The father Nai Zin Xue (54), a martial arts expert and magazine publisher, caught a flight to Los Angeles after abandoning the toddler. US authorities launched a manhunt for Xue, who was captured nearly five months later by six Chinese Americans near Atlanta, Georgia. In 2009 a New Zealand jury found him guilty of his wife's murder and sentenced him to life in prison.
    (Reuters, 9/19/07)(AP, 6/19/09)(AP, 7/30/09)
2007        Sep 19, In northwest Pakistan dozens of gunmen raided a checkpoint near a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida militants and abducted 7 soldiers. Authorities sent a delegation of tribal elders to South Waziristan to seek the release of a group of 260 soldiers abducted Aug. 30.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, In the Philippines the US embassy said the US government will spend 190 million dollars over the next five years on development aid projects in the troubled southern Philippines.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, In Moscow Iraq's foreign minister said Iraqi authorities have arrested a man suspected of organizing the murder of four Russian diplomats in Baghdad last year. Hoyshan Zebari identified the suspect as a man named Abu Nur and said he was a member of the terrorist group al-Qaida in Iraq.
    (AP, 9/19/07)
2007        Sep 19, Turkey's devout Muslim PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the constitution should be changed to remove a ban at universities on head scarves, the most potent symbol of the national divide over the role of religion in politics.
    (AP, 9/19/07)

2008        Sep 19, A global recovery in markets took place after the US took steps to limit damage from a seize-up in world credit markets following the forced private sale or government takeover in recent days. The Bank of England offered to lend an additional 22 billion pounds (40 billion dollars) to financial institutions struggling to obtain funds amid a worldwide squeeze on credit.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, US federal securities regulators, in an effort to boost investor confidence in the face of a market crisis, took the dramatic step of temporarily banning the trading practice of short selling financial stocks. The rules were soon adjusted to allow bona fide market making and hedging activity. The SEC eased buyback rules allowing corporations to purchase in one day up to 100% of the average daily trading volume of their stock.
    (AP, 9/19/08)(WSJ, 9/23/08, p.A9,B1)
2008        Sep 19, Ken Cockrel Jr. was sworn in as the city's new mayor, vaulted into office by a sex scandal that destroyed the reign of Kwame Kilpatrick and threw Detroit's government into chaos for months.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, In Nebraska at least 86 workers were fired at the JBS Swift & Co. Grand Island meat packing plant after they walked off their jobs amid a dispute over Ramadan prayers.
    (SFC, 9/20/08, p.A4)
2008        Sep 19, Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people just before midnight.
    (AP, 9/20/08)
2008        Sep 19, In western Afghanistan a roadside bomb hit a US-led coalition convoy killing one coalition soldier.
    (WSJ, 9/20/08, p.A1)
2008        Sep 19, PM Kevin Rudd announced that Australia will launch a multi-million dollar international carbon capture and storage institute to fight global warming.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Hammaad Munshi (18), said by prosecutors to be the youngest Briton to be convicted of a terrorism offence, was jailed for two years. He was found guilty last month of being part of a cell that spread extremist propaganda and provided practical guides on how to make poisons and suicide vests.
    (Reuters, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, David Heiss (21), German office worker, stabbed Matthew Pyke (20) 86 times in an attack in Nottingham. He had met Pyke and Joanna Witton, Pyke’s girlfriend, on a war games website, and flew to England after the couple made disparaging remarks about him. On May 11, 2009, Heiss was sentenced to life in prison.
    (http://news.cnet.com/technically-incorrect/?keyword=David+Heiss)(AFP, 5/11/09)
2008        Sep 19, Masked kidnappers in Egypt seized 19 hostages including German, Italian and Romanian tourists in a remote desert area near the Sudanese and Libyan borders. The kidnappers demanded $15 million in ransom. On Sep 29 Egyptian and Sudanese forces rescued the captives near the Sudanese-Chadian border.
    (Reuters, 9/22/08)(AP, 9/29/08)
2008        Sep 19, Haiti said its system of agriculture has been destroyed by the last 4 tropical storms, Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike. The storms killed 425 people in less than a month. On Oct 3 authorities said the official death toll from four storms that ravaged Haiti this summer nearly doubled to 793 people.
    (SFC, 9/20/08, p.A10)(AP, 10/3/08)(Econ, 2/14/09, p.45)
2008        Sep 19, Indian police in New Delhi battled suspected Islamic militants holed up in a house, killing two and arresting one before 2 others escaped. They were believed to be members of the Indian Mujahedeen, the group responsible for the Sep 13 serial bombings in New Delhi.
    (AP, 9/19/08)(SFC, 9/20/08, p.A10)
2008        Sep 19, Seven Iraqis were killed in a raid by American troops backed by attack aircraft targeting al-Qaida in Iraq. Those killed in the Sunni town of Adwar included four suspected insurgents and three women. Iraqi officials and neighbors said the family had no connection to the insurgency. Gunmen killed Sheik Oday Ali Abbas al-Ajrish, a cleric loyal to US foe Muqtada al-Sadr, in the southern city of Basra.
    (AP, 9/19/08)(AP, 9/20/08)
2008        Sep 19, In Italy hundreds of African immigrants took their anger over the alleged mafia killing of six Africans to the streets, hurling rocks and smashing windows in Castel Volturno.
    (AP, 9/20/08)
2008        Sep 19, Alitalia cancelled flights and regulators said they might soon ground the troubled flag-carrier as it hurtles toward bankruptcy after the failure of another rescue plan.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Japan's agriculture minister resigned in a widening scandal over rice contaminated with mold and pesticide that was sold as food for thousands of people, including schoolchildren and nursing home patients.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, In central Nepal a bus rolled off a mountain highway and crashed into a river, killing at least 14 people and injuring 25 others.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Nigerian militants destroyed another major oil pipeline in the Niger Delta after a week of the most intense attacks against Africa's biggest oil and gas industry for years.
    (Reuters, 9/20/08)
2008        Sep 19, North Korea said it is making "thorough preparations" to restart its nuclear reactor, accusing the United States of failing to fulfill its obligations under an international disarmament-for-aid agreement.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, In Quetta, Pakistan, a bomb exploded at a religious school run by a pro-Taliban Islamist party, killing five people and wounding 10 more. A witness claimed it was caused by a suicide bomber intercepted at the main gate. Unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire on a police patrol vehicle in Quetta, killing one officer and wounding one policeman and a passer-by.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Russia said it will boost its defense budget next year by more than a quarter to a post-Soviet high of $50 billion. Russian stock exchanges halted trading after stocks shot higher, rebounding off a two-day closure amid a financial crisis as the government rushed through emergency measures that included more money for banks and purchases of shares to stem plunging prices. Trading resumed later in the day.
    (AP, 9/19/08)(WSJ, 9/20/08, p.A1)
2008        Sep 19, Singapore banned all dairy imports from China and the European Union demanded answers from Beijing as the baby formula scandal, which left 4 babies dead and over 6 thousand infants ill across China, spread to liquid milk.
    (Reuters, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, South Korea said it will completely withdraw its remaining troops from Iraq by December, ending five years of military deployment.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Spain approved a decree under which it will pay jobless immigrants to go home, more evidence of how its once-booming economy has quickly gone bust.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Ben Stocking (49), an Associated Press reporter in Vietnam, was punched, choked and hit over the head with a camera by police who detained him for a short while as he covered a Catholic prayer vigil at the site of the former Vatican Embassy in Hanoi. The city had started to clear the site after announcing a day earlier that it planned to use the land for a public library and park.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 19, Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) again failed to break a deadlock over forming a cabinet after reaching a power-sharing deal.
    (AP, 9/19/08)

2009        Sep 19, The FBI arrested Najibullah Zazi (24) of the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado, on charges of making false statements to federal agents in an ongoing terror investigation. Supporting documents contend the man admitted receiving weapons and explosives training from al-Qaida in Pakistan. Also arrested were Zazi's father, Mohammed Wali Zazi (53) in Denver; and an associate, Ahmad Wais Afzali (37) of Queens, NY. On Feb 22, 2010, Zazi pleaded guilty admitting that he had agreed to conduct an Al-Qaida-led “martyrdom operation" in NYC.
    (AP, 9/20/09)(SFC, 2/23/10, p.A6)
2009        Sep 19, NASA launched the Black Brant XII to gather data on the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere.
    (AP, 9/20/09)
2009        Sep 19, In Afghanistan two children were killed when a suicide attacker, believed to have been a woman, blew herself up in a crowded area of western Herat city. A Danish soldier was killed and another injured after they came under fire during a patrol in Helmand province. A suicide attacker drove a vehicle into a Hungarian convoy morning in the northern city of Pul-e-Khumri. The suicide attacker was killed, but there were no casualties in the convoy. An American soldier died in fighting in the east.
    (AFP, 9/19/09)(AP, 9/19/09)(AP, 9/20/09)
2009        Sep 19, Australian authorities delivered a formal apology to the many thousands of people who were abused in state-run orphanages and children's homes in decades past.
    (AFP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, In southeastern China at least 16 people died and 14 were injured after a truck hit a road maintenance vehicle from behind, sending it off a bridge.
    (AP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Colombia extradited Nancy Conde Rubio (37), a captured leftist rebel who unwittingly helped officials rescue 15 hostages, including three American military contractors. She was bundled aboard a plane to Florida to face charges of terrorism in a US federal court. Colombia also sent back another woman and eight men to face charges in the US related to drug trafficking.
    (AP, 9/20/09)
2009        Sep 19, In the Dominican Republic Angel Villanova (19), baseball player for the SF Giants, allegedly shot and killed Mario Velete (25). Villanova had first signed with the Giants in 2006 and had recently signed a contract for $2.1 million.
    (SSFC, 9/27/09, p.A1)
2009        Sep 19, In Germany a doctor (50) leading a group therapy session gave participants drugs and other substances that killed two and hospitalized ten. One person was left comatose and in critical condition.
    (AP, 9/20/09)
2009        Sep 19, In Indonesia a strong earthquake shook the popular resort island of Bali, injuring at least seven people and sending panicked tourists and residents fleeing out of homes and hotels.
    (AP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Maurizio Montalbini (56), Italian sociologist, died. He had spent months dwelling in caves to study how the mind and body cope with complete isolation. In 1987 he claimed his first world record after spending 210 days alone in a cave in the Apennine mountains.
    (AP, 9/20/09)
2009        Sep 19, In southern Mexico gunmen attacked a group of illegal immigrants, killing one and wounding five as well as an alleged people smuggler in Chiapas state.
    (AP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Off the Moroccan coast an inflatable dinghy sank before dawn off Perejil, a rocky Spanish-owned islet in the Mediterranean Sea. Some 42 would-be illegal immigrants were crammed onto the boat. 11 migrants from Niger and Senegal survived and 8 bodies were recovered. The next day the 11 migrants were expelled from Morocco.
    (AFP, 9/21/09)(AFP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 19, Nigeria’s Information Minister Dora Akunyili said she's asked movie houses to stop screening "District 9" because the South Africa-based sci-fi movie about aliens and discrimination makes Nigerians look bad. Akunyili said she has asked Sony for an apology and wants them to edit out the Nigerian antagonists and the name of the main Nigerian gangster Obesandjo, whose name closely resembles that of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The film brought in some US$37 million (euro25.16 million) during its US debut weekend in August.
    (AP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Russia said it will scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland since Washington has dumped a planned missile shield in Eastern Europe. It also harshly criticized Iran's president for new comments denying the Holocaust.
    (AP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Lt. Col. Yelizaveta Mukasei (97), a Soviet spy who worked undercover in the West with her husband, died in Moscow. Mukasei, whose code name was Elza, lived in Los Angeles from 1939 to 1943 when her husband, Mikhail, was working undercover there. Mikhail, whose code name was Zephyr, died last year at age 101.
    (AP, 9/21/09)
2009        Sep 19, Sweden's centre-right government announced income tax cuts of 10 billion kronor to stimulate the job market, its primary objective.
    (AFP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Thai nationalists clashed with police and villagers as they tried to march toward an ancient temple on the Cambodian border, while anti-government protesters in the capital marked the third anniversary of a coup that continues to create political turmoil.
    (AP, 9/19/09)
2009        Sep 19, Yemen offered a conditional cease-fire to the Shiite rebels it is battling in the north, following international concern over a deadly airstrike against civilians displaced from the war zones.
    (AP, 9/19/09)

2010        Sep 19, US officials finally declared BP's broken well in the Gulf  of Mexico "dead", following a successful “bottom kill," five months after a deadly oil rig blast sparked one of the costliest and largest environmental disasters ever.
    {USA, Louisiana}
    (AFP, 9/20/10)(SFC, 9/20/10, p.A16)
2010        Sep 19, Deputies searched a wide swath of Southern California for a break-off religious sect of 13 people that included children as young as three. They had left behind letters indicating they were awaiting an apocalyptic event and would soon see Jesus and their dead relatives in heaven. The group of El Salvadoran immigrants, led by Reyna Marisol Chicas (32) of Palmdale, was found just before noon at Jackie Robinson Park near Palmdale.
    (AP, 9/19/10)(SFC, 9/20/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 19, In Chicago Sami Samir Hassoun, a Lebanese immigrant and candy-store worker, shortly after midnight placed a backpack he believed contained a bomb near the Chicago Bulls baseball stadium. It was part of an FBI sting. In 2013 Hassoun (25) was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
    (http://tinyurl.com/lkj6aqq)(SFC, 5/31/13, p.A6)
2010        Sep 19, Researchers from Wake Forest Univ. Baptist Medical Center, NC, reported that spiriva, a drug already used to treat obstructive pulmonary disease, can provide significant relief symptoms for adult asthmatics who have difficulty obtaining relief with other drugs.
    (SFC, 9/20/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 19, In Texas 3 children were found shot dead at a Houston apartment building. Their father, Muhammed Goher (47), was charged with their murder and was hospitalized after surviving an apparent suicide attempt.
    (SFC, 9/20/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 19, The Utah Army National Guard ignited a fire at Camp Williams, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, while practicing with a .50 caliber machine gun. At least 3 homes were destroyed as the fire went out of control.
    (SFC, 9/21/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 19, In Afghanistan the bodies of three election officials kidnapped during voting were found in northern Balkh province. The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan reported "extensive irregularities" ranging from the destruction of polling centers to ballot stuffing, erratic opening and closing times of polls and interference by candidates. Allegations of fraud and a low voter turnout overshadowed vote counting in the parliamentary election. 6 children were killed in an insurgent rocket attack in northern Kunduz province.
    (Reuters, 9/19/10)(AFP, 9/19/10)(AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Britain Pope Benedict XVI beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman at an open-air Mass and marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a personal reflection on the evil of the Nazi regime, praising those who "courageously" resisted it.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Canada "The King's Speech" won the top award at the Toronto International Film Festival, giving the Tom Hooper-directed film some early momentum heading into Oscar awards season.
    (Reuters, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, China said it has suspended high-level contacts with Japan over the extended detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain arrested after a Sep 7 collision near disputed islands.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, Colombia's military killed at least 27 rebels in an air raid and ensuing ground assault near the border with Ecuador. The dead included FARC commander Sixto Cabana and Domingo Biojo (55), who had spent half his life in the FARC. The next day Colombia's national police chief said three informants will divide a reward of up to $500,000 for leading authorities to the rebel camp.
    (AP, 9/19/10)(AP, 9/20/10)(SFC, 9/21/10, p.A2)
2010        Sep 19, Egyptians officials said Mohammed Dababish, a top Hamas security official, was arrested at Cairo airport for using falsified travel documents.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In southwestern Germany a female attorney (41) went on a shooting spree in Loerrach killing her 5-year-old son, her estranged husband and a male nurse before killing herself in an exchange of fire with police.
    (AP, 9/20/10)
2010        Sep 19, In northern India heavy monsoon rains and landslides swept the hilly areas. 24 people died as falling boulders crushed their homes in three villages in Almorah district in Uttrakhand state. Another 23 people were either swept away by floodwaters or died when homes collapsed in landslides in Pitthoragarh, Champawat and Uttarkashi regions over the weekend.
    (AP, 9/20/10)
2010        Sep 19, In India gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in New Delhi, wounding two Taiwanese visitors, weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games.
    (Reuters, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Indian Kashmir 3 people wounded during recent protests against Indian rule died ahead of a visit by a delegation of lawmakers seeking ways to defuse months of civil unrest. A 22-year-old woman was killed in Sopore town by security forces.
    (AP, 9/19/10)(AP, 9/20/10)
2010        Sep 19, Iraq signed a deal with Turkey to extend for 15 years the use of the main pipeline linking its northern oilfields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. 3 car bombs tore through Baghdad and the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, killing at least 36 people. Al-Qaida's front group in Iraq later claimed responsibility for the two Baghdad bombings that killed at least 31 people at a government security agency and what it called an "evil" mobile phone provider.
    (AFP, 9/19/10)(AP, 9/19/10)(AP, 9/24/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a front-page editorial by El Diario de Juarez asked warring drug cartels to say what they want from the newspaper, so it can continue its work without further death, injury or intimidation of its staff.
    (AP, 9/20/10)
2010        Sep 19, Nigeria’s anti-narcotics agency said the United States has removed Nigeria from the list of major drug trafficking countries, describing the move as recognition of its fight against trafficking.
    (AFP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Pakistan a suspected US missile strike killed five alleged militants in the North Waziristan tribal area. Weekend clashes during a two-day search operation on the outskirts of Peshawar killed 15 militants and two police officers and wounded two soldiers.
    (AP, 9/19/10)(AP, 9/20/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Peru hundreds of coca growers briefly seized control of a power plant in Aguaytia, cutting off electricity to the estimated 430,000 people who live in Ucayali province. Police moved in arresting 120 people and freeing 30 employees. Authorities said that coca growers were still blocking a main highway with dozens of disabled buses and trucks.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, Philippine troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in a southern coastal village and killed Abdukarim Sali, a long-wanted militant who helped in the 2001 kidnapping of three American and 17 Filipino tourists and the takeover of a hospital. Dozens of rebels from the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front attacked a village in Basilan's Lamitan town, killing one villager and wounding another.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov (74) left the country for what his spokesman said was a holiday in Austria, amid growing speculation that he could be dismissed from one of Russia's most powerful jobs. Luzhkov and his billionaire property mogul wife Yelena Baturina were viewed as having fallen out of favor.
    (Reuters, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, Spain’s armed Basque separatist group ETA says it is willing to accept international mediation to help solve its long-running conflict with Spain's government. The statement came a day after the Spanish newspaper El Pais released a video on its website believed to have been filmed by ETA earlier this year as a training aid which shows a hooded gunman practicing assassination techniques by shooting into a car.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, Swedes voted for a new parliament. Polls showed the center-right government heading for a historic second term unless an Islam-bashing far-right group spoils its majority. The ruling center-right coalition faced the prospect of forming a minority government after losing its majority in the election because of a surge in support for Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigrant party. PM Fredrik Reinfeldt was re-elected by moving his Moderate party to the center, vowing to overhaul but not dismantle the state.
    (AP, 9/19/10)(Reuters, 9/20/10)(Econ, 1/29/11, p.56)
2010        Sep 19, Typhoon Fanapi made a direct hit on Taiwan, dumping more than 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some places. Two people were left dead along with tens of millions of dollars of damage. After crossing Taiwan, it slammed into southern China.
    (AP, 9/21/10)
2010        Sep 19, In eastern Tajikistan heavily armed Islamic militants ambushed a military convoy, killing at least 26 soldiers. The attackers were said to include militants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia's volatile southern region of Chechnya, led by Mullo Abdullo (b.1950), a radical Islamic commander who took an active part in the civil war. Warlord Alovuddin Davlatov was also suspected to have taken part in the ambush.
    (AP, 9/20/10)(AP, 10/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Thailand thousands of anti-government "Red Shirt" protesters defied an ongoing state of emergency in Bangkok to stage their first major demonstration since their street protests were ended by a deadly military crackdown in May.
    (AP, 9/19/10)
2010        Sep 19, In Zimbabwe 5 people were injured in the capital Harare when pro-Mugabe militants stoned a meeting meant to gather public opinion on a new constitution.
    (AFP, 9/20/10)

2011        Sep 19, President Barack Obama laid out a $3 trillion plan to cut US deficits by raising taxes on the rich, but Republicans mocked it as a political stunt, signaling the proposal has little chance of becoming law.
    (Reuters, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, California and federal officials said shipping companies responsible for the Nov 7, 2007, Cosco Busan oil spill in the SF Bay have agreed to pay $44.4 million to restore bay habitat and reimburse agencies that responded to the disaster.
    (SFC, 9/20/11, p.A1)
2011        Sep 19, The Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, Ca., was reportedly purchased by JMA Ventures, a local real estate company, from Ohio’s Cedar Fair Entertainment for $70 million.
    (SFC, 9/20/11, p.C2)
2011        Sep 19, Jamey Rodemeyer (14), of Williamsville, NY, took his life after what his parents claim was years of bullying because of struggles with his sexuality. On Sep 25 Lady Gaga performed a tribute to Rodemeyer at the iheartradio music festival.
    (http://tinyurl.com/6k7qs22)
2011        Sep 19, In Afghanistan a NATO service member died as a result of an attack.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Belize's founding father and first prime minister, George Price (92), died just short of three decades since he led the small Central American nation to independence.
    (AP, 9/20/11)
2011        Sep 19, British police in Birmingham arrested 6 men, aged between 25 and 32, overnight on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. A 22-year-old woman was held on suspicion of failing to disclose information that could help prevent an act of terrorism.
    (Reuters, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Bailiffs preparing to clear residents from Britain's biggest settlement of travelers entered the site for the first time and urged protesters to stop obstructing the eviction.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover, part of Indian group Tata Motors, said it will invest 355 million pounds on a new engine plant in central England. The British government will provide up to 10 million pounds for a plant expected to create 750 jobs and thousands of jobs across the wider economy.
    (Reuters, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, China shut down a solar panel factory after hundreds of angry residents staged days of violent protests over pollution, the second such incident in as many months.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Colombia Samuel Moreno (51), the suspended mayor of Bogota, was charged with crimes including embezzlement and extortion in the awarding of public contracts. If convicted he could be sentenced to at least six years in prison.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Egypt barred formation of a new political party by al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya, an Islamist group that was once involved in a bloody insurgency, because its proposed party is based on "religious grounds in violation of the law."
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, The UN refugee agency said nearly 3,000 Eritreans were flooding into Sudan and Ethiopia every month from Eritrea, a country of some five million people and about the size of England.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Greece struggled to convince international creditors that it can meet its debt obligations in return for more bailout cash to avoid running out of funds as soon as next month.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Guatemala 4 earthquakes struck the southeastern part of the country in less than two hours, causing at least one death. At least three people were reported missing.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Iranian state television reported that authorities have arrested five people for working for the BBC's Farsi-language service. The BBC said 6 independent filmmakers have been detained in Iran denying a media report that the group were the broadcasters' staffers.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Iraq 8 inmates were killed in an early morning fire at Interior Ministry jail in Baladiyat, a mostly Shiite neighborhood in eastern Baghdad.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Israeli settlers in the West Bank set fire to dozens of acres of farm land and cut down some 500 olive, fig and almond trees near the villages of Einabous and Deir Istiya.
    (AP, 9/20/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Japan Kyodo news agency said websites of some Japanese government agencies were hit by cyberattacks over the weekend, temporarily blocking access to them.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Libya fierce fighting raged in Bani Walid as new regime fighters attacked the oasis town where a son of Moamer Kadhafi is believed holed up. General Belgacem Al-Abaaj, Kadhafi's intelligence chief in the Al Khofra region, was captured some 100 km (60 miles) from southern Libyan town of Sabha. 10 people were reported killed in Sabha. Rebel forces captured the town of Sultana.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)(AP, 9/21/11)(AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 19, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz called for closer ties with China during a visit to the Chinese-Arab economic and trade forum in Yinchuan. Both countries signed an agreement granting the Mauritanian armed forces financial support worth 20 million yuan (2.3 millions euros, 3.1 million dollars).
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, The Mexican army captured Saul Solis Solis (49), a former police chief and one-time congressional candidate, without incident in Michoacan, the home state of the Knights Templar drug cartel. At least 32 inmates got away from the three Veracruz prisons. Police recaptured 14 of them. On Oct 4 the Navy officials reported the capture of 9 more.
    (AP, 9/20/11)(AP, 9/21/11)(AP, 10/4/11)
2011        Sep 19, It was reported that Nigeria-based Dangote Group, headed by Aliko Dangote, once dubbed Africa's richest man by Forbes, planned to build Africa’s largest fertilizer plant in Edo state to be operation in 2014.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Pakistan a Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Karachi. The blast killed at least eight people and left a crater 10 feet deep.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In the southern Philippines dozens of army troops killed three Abu Sayyaf militants and rescued a kidnap victim in a clash near Sumisip town on Basilan island.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, In Saudi Arabia Abdul Hamid al-Fakki, a Sudanese man, was executed for the crime of sorcery.
    (Econ, 9/24/11, p.73)
2011        Sep 19, South Africa's ruling African National Congress shelved a controversial secrecy bill after a widespread outcry that it would muzzle investigations into government wrongdoing.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Sudan's official news agency said Sudan and its newest neighbor, breakaway South Sudan, have signed their first agreement since their split in July. The accord sets out 10 crossing points between the two nations for people and goods.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, The Sudanese army attacked a heavily armed convoy of Darfur rebels, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), near the war-torn region's border with Libya, killing one and seizing a truck load of weapons. The rebels were traveling in two big vehicles, one full of fuel and the other full of weapons, that they had hijacked in Libya.
    (AFP, 9/20/11)
2011        Sep 19, Syria's security forces opened fire during a raid on political dissidents in the town of Houla in central Homs province, a flashpoint in the months-long anti-regime uprising. Syrian forces killed five people in raids on anti-government protesters.
    (AFP, 9/19/11)(AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Turkey escalated a dispute with Cyprus over oil and gas drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, saying that it would send warships to protect its claims to resources off the coast of the divided island. US energy firm, Nobel Energy, had just exploratory drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus despite strong warnings from Turkey not to do so.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Venezuela deported six suspected drug traffickers wanted in Colombia and the United States. They also included US citizen Lionel Scott Harris (67), who is suspected of smuggling drugs, and five Colombians wanted on drug-related charges.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2011        Sep 19, Yemeni pro-regime forces, including snipers picking off protesters from rooftops, killed at least 23 people in a second day of clashes shaking the capital of Sanaa. 4 children were killed by live ammunition during the last 2 days of unrest. Protesters backed by military defectors seized a base of the Republican Guards in Sanaa.
    (AP, 9/19/11)(AP, 9/20/11)(SFC, 9/20/11, p.A3)
2011        Sep 19, Zimbabwe's wildlife authority said poachers have begun poisoning watering holes, killing nine elephants and at least five lions in recent weeks.
    (AP, 9/19/11)

2012        Sep 19, The US Congress presented Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar the Congressional Medal of Honor, which she was awarded in 2008 while still under house arrest for her peaceful struggle against military rule.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A6)
2012        Sep 19, The US Justice Dept. issued its report on Operation Fast and Furious, exonerating Attorney Gen’l. Eric Holder. The report condemned a federal agency for compromising public safety by allowing gun smuggling to Mexico.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A6)
2012        Sep 19, An int’l. team of researchers published the full genome of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, making it the first mollusk fully sequenced.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A7)
2012        Sep 19, A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad on by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a film depiction of him as a lecherous fool. A grenade exploded at a kosher grocery store in a Jewish neighborhood in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles. One person was slightly injured.
    (Reuters, 9/19/12)(AP, 10/6/12)
2012        Sep 19, In Georgia a senior officials in charge of prisons resigned after a TV station broadcast graphic footage of prison inmates being brutally beaten and sodomized by guards.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 19, Italy’s Supreme Court upheld the convictions of 23 Americans for the 2003 abduction of Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hasan Nasr, aka Abu Omar, in Milan.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 19, Japan’s government stopped short of formally adopting a goal to phase out nuclear power by 2040, a goal that had been announced a week earlier. The government opened its new Nuclear Regulation Authority, which pledged never to allow another disaster like the Fukushima triple meltdown.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A5)(SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A4)
2012        Sep 19, Nigerian security forces fighting the Boko Haram Islamist sect in the northeast of the country killed two commanders from the group and arrested eight other members in two separate incidents.
    (Reuters, 9/21/12)
2012        Sep 19, In Pakistan a bomb targeting a military vehicle on the outskirts of Peshawar struck a passenger van instead, killing at least 8 civilians. Security officials said they found the bodies of 29 militants in the Bajur area, where the military recently staged a 2-week battle against Taliban fighters from Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 19, In Paraguay a powerful storm killed 5 people and left thousands without shelter.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 19, Russia’s foreign ministry said that the US Agency for Int’l. Development was being barred from operating in the country beginning October 1 because it had meddled in elections. Golos, an independent Russian organization whose monitors reported massive fraud during elections, was a recipient of US AID grants and would be one of the first victims of the ruling.
    (SFC, 9/20/12, p.A3)
2012        Sep 19, Syrian rebels seized control of a border crossing on the frontier with Turkey, pulling down the Syrian flag and briefly allowing people to crawl under a barbed wire barrier between the countries. The rebel seizure of the Tal Abyad post is believed to be the first time they have overrun a frontier post in the northern province of Raqqa.
    (AP, 9/19/12)

2013        Sep 19, In Chicago gunmen used an assault-style weapon to spray a crowd watching a basketball game at Cornell Square Park. 13 people were wounded including a boy (3). Four Blackstones gang members, who had sought revenge against the rival Gangster Disciples, were later arrested.
    (SFC, 9/21/13, p.A5)(SFC, 9/25/13, p.A8)
2013        Sep 19, The organizers of the Rhodes Scholarships said a Canadian philanthropist (the McCall MacBain Foundation) is giving of 75 million pounds ($120 million) to the program, the largest single donation since the prestigious program was founded in 1903.
    {Britain, Canada, Donation}
    (AP, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters raided Kerdasa, a town on the outskirts of Cairo known to be an Islamist stronghold, exchanging fire with suspected militants who killed a senior police officer. 32 suspects were arrested in house-to-house raids.
    (AP, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Iraq children discovered the handcuffed and blindfolded corpses of 10 unidentified young men in eastern Baghdad, apparently killed by gunshots to the head. A further 10 people were killed in two roadside bombings, one in Abu Ghraib and the other near Fallujah.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe ordered the scrapping of two Fukushima nuclear reactors that survived the 2011 tsunami. The write-off threatened to complicate a turnaround plan the operator has presented to creditors.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Kosovo gunmen shot dead an EU police officer from Lithuania in a mainly Serb region, dealing the mission its first fatality since deploying in 2008 and shaking a fragile accord between the Balkan country and its former master Serbia.
    (AP, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Mexico the death toll following storms and landslides reached 97 without counting 68 people missing in La Pintada.
    (SFC, 9/20/13, p.A5)
2013        Sep 19, In Nigeria Boko Haram insurgents killed at least 16 people in an attack on travelers plying a highway from Maiduguri to Bamboa.
    (Reuters, 9/20/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Pakistan assailants hurled hand grenades into a Sufi mosque in the country's northwest in a late night attack that left 3 people dead in Achini Bala village near the Khyber tribal region.
    (AP, 9/20/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Pakistan Zafar Baloch (46), a notorious figure wielding enormous power in Karachi, was killed by a group of gunmen on motorbikes overnight in an attack that sent shock waves through the sprawling port city.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, The Russian Coast Guard began towing a Greenpeace ship to Murmansk after armed officers stormed it following a protest against oil drilling in Arctic waters.
    (AP, 9/20/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Somalia Abdusalam Omer said he has been replaced as Somalia's central bank governor after seven months in the job, and again strongly denied graft allegations made by United Nations monitors.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Somalia 16 people died and others were missing after a quarry where they were mining construction stone collapsed.
    (AP, 9/19/13)
2013        Sep 19, In Syria a roadside bomb killed at least 14 members of President Bashar al-Assad's minority Alawite in Jabourin, Homs province. Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)(SFC, 9/20/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 19, In Yemen large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, were left without electricity after tribesmen attacked power lines in Marib province.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)

2014        Sep 19, In Washington DC Omar Gonzalez (42), carrying a knife, climbed a fence of the White House, ran inside and reached the East Room before he was apprehended.
    (SFC, 9/29/14, p.A12)
2014        Sep 19, A US federal jurty in Georgia convicted Stewart Parnell, the owner of former Peanut Corp. of America, and two others in a 2007 salmonella outbreak that left hundreds sickened several people dead.
    (SFC, 9/20/14, p.A7)
2014        Sep 19, A Utah state judge sentenced Martin MacNeill (58), a former doctor, to serve at least 17 years in prison on chrages related to the 2007 death of his wife.
    (SFC, 9/20/14, p.A10)
2014        Sep 19, Alibaba made its long-awaited Wall Street debut on the heels of a record stock offering at $68 per share. Shares opened at $92.70 and closed at $93.89. Yahoo Corp. retained a roughly 16% stake in Alibaba after selling shares at the $68 IPO offering.
    (AFP, 9/19/14)(SFC, 9/20/14, p.D2)
2014        Sep 19, In northern Afghanistan a bomb blast killed six people and wounded 12 shortly after they left a mosque following Friday prayers in Baghlan province.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Cambodian police arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit US $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million. It appeared to be the biggest-ever seizure of counterfeit money in Cambodia, where dollars are commonly used for financial transactions.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, China fined drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million for bribing doctors in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, The Dominican Rep. said chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has sickened nearly 500,000 people, including 109 newborn babies.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In Egypt the decapitated body of a man was found in a town in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of beheadings allegedly carried out by jihadists.
    (AFP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Former El Salvadoran president Francisco Flores, accused of embezzling $15 million donated by Taiwan while in office, was sent to prison after the court revoked his house arrest.
    (AFP, 9/20/14)
2014        Sep 19, France said it has joined American forces in military action in Iraq by conducting its first airstrikes against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Indonesian authorities caned eight convicted gamblers as about 1,000 people watched inside a mosque compound in conservative Aceh province.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Iran and six world powers opened a new round of talks at the UN to overcome differences in the way of a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
    (AFP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In Iraq a series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in Baghdad killed at least 20 people.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Two Lebanese soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb near Arsal close to the Syrian border.
    (Reuters, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, A Malaysian court sentenced Adam Adli, a student democracy activist, to one year in jail after finding him guilty of sedition.
    (SFC, 9/20/14, p.A2)
2014        Sep 19, In Mexico the bound bodies of 6 men were found dumped on a street in the western state of Michoacan. The New Generation drug cartel claimed responsibility.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Nepal's government signed an agreement with Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydroelectric plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In Nigeria Islamsit Boko Haram fighters stormed the northeastern town of Mainok, sparking a gun battle that killed at least 36 people and continued into the next day.
    (Reuters, 9/21/14)
2014        Sep 19, A Nigerian watchdog group demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons. South African customs officials last week seized the money in $100 bills in three suitcases that arrived on a private jet from Nigeria at Johannesburg's Lanseria airport. The plane was leased by Ayo Oritsejafor, leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria and a close friend of Pres. Jonathan.
    (AP, 9/19/14)(Econ, 10/4/14, p.58)
2014        Sep 19, In Pakistan a soldier and 3 militants were reported killed in fighting in North Waziristan.
    (AFP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In the Philippines torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of Manila and nearby provinces, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In Russia victims aged between 18 and 35 began dying after smoking a legal synthetic drug which they had bought in Surgut. By Sep 24 six had died and dozens had been hospitalized. By Sep 26 the substance in the fatal drug was identified and Russia's Federal Drug Control Agency was in the process of adding it to a banned list.
    (AFP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 19, Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.
    (Reuters, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In Sierra Leone thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across the country in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, South Africa’s police said the nation has recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, In South Korea the opening ceremony for the Asian Games was held in in Incheon. 45 nations and regions participated in the events.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Tunisia’s Okba Ibn Nafaa, an Al-Qaeda-linked group, offered backing to the Islamic State organization that has overrun chunks of Iraq and Syria, becoming the third jihadist group to do so this week.
    (AfP, 9/20/14)
2014        Sep 19, Turkey reopened its border with Syria to Kurds fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants, saying a "worst-case scenario" could drive as many as 100,000 more refugees into the country.
    (AFP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 19, Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed to stop fighting Islamists and troops north of Sanaa which has killed dozens this week, in their campaign for a new government and greater political clout.
    (AFP, 9/19/14)

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