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On This Day in History:
- SEE LINK FOR ALL EVENTS UP TO THIS POINT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_17
- 1944 – World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
- 1945 – World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
- 1945 – The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
- 1945 – Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.
- 1946 – The UN Security Council holds its first session.
- 1949 – The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, airs for the first time.
- 1950 – The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1961 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".
- 1961 – Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
- 1966 – Palomares incident: A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea.
- 1969 – Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
- 1977 – Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States.
- 1981 – President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
- 1982 – "Cold Sunday": in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.
- 1983 – The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's flagship store in downtown Detroit, closes due to high cost of operating.
- 1989 – Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life. (see story below timeline)
- 1991 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
- 1991 – Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
- 1992 – During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery duringWorld War II.
- 1994 – 1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
- 1995 – The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
- 1996 – The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
- 1997 – A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
- 1998 – Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
- 2001 – U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes Meriwether Lewis from Lieutenant to Captain.
- 2002 – Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
- 2007 – The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
- 2008 – British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull lossof a Boeing 777.
- 2010 – Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.
Another SCHOOL KILLING,
Behind Another MASONIC LODGE
Another GUN CONTROL BAN,
Another GATEWAY SCENIC ROAD
What are the odds?? De ja vu?????
|— City —|
|Downtown Sandy, July 2003|
|Motto: "Gateway to Mount Hood"|
|Location in Oregon|
Points of interest
Another school incident by a lone gunman, mentally disturbed with an assault rifle. Another gun ban.
The gunman lived in Sandy but the murders were in Stockton, California:
Cleveland School massacre
|Cleveland School massacre|
|Location||Stockton, California, USA|
|Date||January 17, 1989|
11:59 am – 12:02 pm (PST)
|Target||Students and faculty at Cleveland Elementary School|
|Attack type||School shooting, mass murder,murder-suicide, massacre,suicide attack, arson|
|Weapon(s)||Type 56 semi-automatic rifle|
Taurus PT92 9mm pistol
|Deaths||6 (including the perpetrator)|
After his father's death, Purdy was briefly rendered homeless, before being placed in the custody of a foster mother in Los Angeles.
|1. Rathanar Or, age 9|
|2. Ram Chun, age 8|
|3. Sokhim An, age 6|
|4. Oeun Lim, age 8|
|5. Thuy Tran, age 6|
All of the fatally shot victims and many of the wounded were Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants. Purdy then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. Purdy had carved the words "freedom", "victory", "Earthman", and "Hezbollah" on his rifle, and his flak jacket read "PLO", "Libya", and "death to the Great Satin" [sic].
- Five Children Killed As Gunman Attacks A California School, The New York Times (January 18, 1989)
- After Shooting, Horror but Few Answers, The New York Times (January 19, 1989)
- Killer Depicted as Loner Full of Hate The New York Times (January 20, 1989)
- Effort to Ban Assault Rifles Gains Momentum, The New York Times (January 28, 1989)
- Ban on Assault Rifles Takes Effect in Los Angeles, The New York Times (March 3, 1989)
- Stockton Journal; Where 5 Died, a Monk Gives Solace, The New York Times (May 11, 1989)
- Title 18 USC Chapter 44 — PDF file
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Of course, one more great performance