News of the day for June 8, 1982 - Israeli Army advancing in Lebanon. PLO's Arafat appeals to Soviet Union for help. Falkland Islands War. U.S. Navy deploys to Mediterranean. Fiscal 1983 Spending Plan. Economic woes. Kermit the Frog addresses Harvard Graduating class.
News of the day for May 14, 1978 - Sabre rattling between Ethiopia and Somalia. Sabre rattling between China and Russia. U.S. Military experts traveling to China, Taiwan views it as slap in the face. Russian language newspaper in Manhattan bombed by pro-Israeli group Jewish Resistance, no injuries. Senate readies to vote potential veto of Jimmy Carter's F-15 Fighter package to Israel, Egypt and Suadi Arabia. Northwest Airlines continues negotiations with union. Abel Muzorewa threatens to quit bi-racial transitional government of Ian Smith. American companies in Iran told to restrict employees movements due to anti-government violence.
April 12, 1973 - U.S. protests PLO "Hate America" broadcasts. Fighting in Lebanon. Funeral for Four PLO guerrillas slain by Israeli Commandos. Dismantling of OEO declared illegal. Nixon consulting with Alexander Haig over worsening situation in Cambodia. Pentagon reports no more POW/MIA's likely alive in Southeast Asia. Two planes collide near San Francisco, killing 16.
April 11, 1983 - The Middle East Peace Settlement falls apart. King Hussein drops out, citing PLO unwillingness to come to terms. PLO Moderate leader Issam Sartawi assassinated. MX Missile program. Star Wars Defense initiative gets promoted by Caspar Weinberger. Nuclear Freeze Initiative introduced. Kenneth Adelman confirmation battle. Shuttle Challenger heads back to Cape Canaveral after successful landing. London streets blocked and traffic snarled while WW2 era bomb is defused.
Marcy 29, 1987 - Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns from the PTL Club over sex scandal allegations. Jerry Falwell assumes control. Oral Roberts says God told him to raise $8million by March 31st. Reagan travels outside D.C. for the first time since November. SCOTUS rules in favor of Affirmative Action. Beirut kidnappers release video. Alexander Haig announces candidacy for President in 1988.
February 14, 1994 - The Sarajevo ceasefire holding. Fighting breaks out in Bosnia. U.S.-Japan Trade war looming. Pres. Clinton meets with Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev over nuclear proliferation. U.S. speed skater Dan Jansen fails to win medal. Extreme security at Lillehamer for Winter Olympics. Paul McCartney calls British tabloid Beatles reunion rumors "rubbish".
February 10, 1994 - a shaky ceasefire in Sarajevo four hours old. UN Peacekeepers and NATO troops skeptical and hopeful. Two members of the British Parliament and a British Aid Worker kidnapped in Somalia. Israel and PLO in partial agreement over autonomy issue in Gaza and Jericho. Tonya Hardings slaps $22 million lawsuit against the USOC for barring appearance at the Winter Olympics. Famed U of Oklahoma Coach Bud Wilkinson dies at 77.