News of the day for February 15, 1990 - Pres. Bush (Sr.) visits Colombia, amidst massive security, the Marion Barry drug trial gets underway, Jesse Jackson visits Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa adjusts, ethnic rioting in Tajikistan.
On this day 21 years ago, President Bush (Sr.) visited Colombia amidst one of the most massive displays of security in recent memory. Well . . .the subject was drugs. Meanwhile back in the States - the drug trial of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was underway with promises of its fair share of revelations and surprises. In South Africa, Jesse Jackson visited with Nelson Mandela in Soweto to discuss the new South Africa, while the rest of the country was wondering what the ANC was planning on doing. And in Tajikistan, ethnic rioting was continuing with bombings of newspaper offices and a rising death toll all reported on the CBS World News Roundup for February 15, 1990.
A typical day. And there was probably paradise to be had somewhere in all of it.
June 15, 1995 - the Battle of Sarajevo begins. Pres. Clinton leaves for G-7 Summit, where topics to be discussed are the situation in Bosnia as well as brewing trade war between U.S. and Japan. Senate set to vote on bill overhauling Telecommunications laws, deregulating Cable TV. Michael Jackson gives interview on eve of release of new album, answers Child Molestation questions and Anti-Semitic lyrics. Houston Rockets win NBA title over Orlando Magic. Read more...