Who would turn you in?
A German tourist who pleaded guilty to having oral sex in Zambia was sentenced on Thursday to six years in jail with hard labor, court officials said.
On Oct. 26, 1881, the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and “Doc” Holliday confronted Ike Clanton’s gang. Three members of Clanton’s gang were killed; Earp’s brothers were wounded.
On this date:
In 1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
In 1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River.
In 1942, the U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands during World War II.
In 1949, President Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents an hour.
In 1957, the Soviet Union announced that defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov had been relieved of his duties.
In 1958, Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris in eight hours and 41 minutes.
In 1967, the Shah of Iran crowned himself and his queen after 26 years on the Peacock Throne.
In 1972, national security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, “Peace is at hand” in Vietnam.
In 1975, Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States.
In 1994, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (news – web sites) of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty.
Ten years ago: Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry arrived at a federal correctional institution in Petersburg, Va., to begin serving a six-month sentence for cocaine possession.
Five years ago: Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic park bombing, ending a three-month ordeal for the former security guard. The New York Yankees won their first World Series since 1978, defeating the Atlanta Braves 3-to-2 in game six.
One year ago: The New York Yankees became the first team in more than a quarter century to win three straight World Series championships, beating the New York Mets 4-to-2 in game five of their “Subway Series.” (The Yankees matched the Oakland Athletics’ three in a row from 1972-74, and won their fourth title in five years.)
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Shelley Morrison (“Will and Grace”) is 65. Actor Bob Hoskins is 59. Author Pat Conroy is 56. T.V. host Pat Sajak is 55. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (news – web sites), D-N.Y., is 54. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 54. Singer Maggie Roche (The Roches) is 50. Musician Bootsy Collins is 50. Rock musician Keith Strickland (The B-52’s) is 48. Actor D.W. Moffett is 47. Actor Dylan McDermott is 40. Actor Cary Elwes is 39. Singer Natalie Merchant is 38. Country singer Keith Urban is 34. Actor Tom Cavanagh (“Ed”) is 33. Singer Mark Barry (BBMak) is 23.
Thought for Today: “In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.” – William Saroyan, American author (1908-1981).