This Week in History

This week in history, June 18-24

18 June 2018

25 years ago: Supreme Court rules against Haitian refugees On June 22, 1993, in the case of Sale v. Haitian Centers Council, the US Supreme Court upheld the Bush and Clinton administrations’ policy of intercepting fleeing Haitians at sea and returning them to Haiti without asylum hearings, where many were imprisoned, tortured and even murdered by the US-backed military dictatorship.

This week in history: June 11-17

11 June 2018

25 years ago: US military slaughters Somali civiliansOn June 11, 1993, six months after US troops landed in Somalia for the supposed purpose of feeding starving people, US warplanes reduced large parts of the capital city, Mogadishu, to rubble, while United Nations troops carried out house-to-house raids and cold-blooded massacres.

This Week in History June 4-10

4 June 2018

Eight immigrants die in wreck of Golden Venture on Rockaway Beach On June 6, 1993, the wreck of the freighter Golden Venture on the shores of Rockaway Beach, New York revealed a modern form of the slave trade, in which Chinese immigrant workers were packed into the holds of ships and smuggled into the United States to work as sweatshop labor.

This week in history: May 28-June 3

28 May 2018

25 years ago: German neo-Nazis kill five Turkish immigrants in SolingenOn the night of May 28-29, 1993, five members of a Turkish family in Solingen, in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, died in a house fire set by a gang of neo-Nazi youth. The dead included three young girls and two women, while another 14 people, including several children, were injured in the blaze, some severely. The extended family had lived in Germany since 1970, and in the house for 12 years.

This week in history: May 21-27

21 May 2018

25 years ago: Eritrea wins independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil warOn May 24, 1993, following a UN-supervised referendum in Eritrea in which the local population voted overwhelming to separate from Ethiopia and establish an independent state, Eritrea was declared an independent and sovereign republic. Four days later the new country was admitted to the United Nations.

This week in history: May 14-20

14 May 2018

25 years ago: Maastricht Treaty to establish European Union passes last hurdles Denmark ratified the Maastricht Treaty, establishing the European Union, in a referendum vote on May 18, 1993. It was the second attempt at ratification in the small Scandinavian country, after a previous referendum was defeated narrowly in June 1992. The margin in the second vote was 56.8 percent for ratification and 43.2 percent against, a shift in sentiment obtained in part by the adoption of four amendments to the treaty to satisfy nationalist objections.

This week in history: May 7-13

7 May 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: April 30-May 6

30 April 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: April 23-29

23 April 2018

25 years ago: “Human rights” crusade for bombing of Serbs On April 26, 1993, President Bill Clinton issued an order aligning the US with United Nations sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia. The sanctions aimed at a total embargo, not just on Yugoslav exports and imports, which had been in effect since 1992, but even on the transshipment of goods through Yugoslavia. The extreme sanctions, passed by a UN Security Council vote that saw Russia and China abstain, came amidst a growing crescendo of hysterical calls for military intervention in the Bosnian civil war in the name of “human rights.”

This week in history: April 16-22

16 April 2018

25 years ago: FBI raid in Waco, Texas, kills 76 On April 19, 1993, US Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a military-style FBI raid on the compound of a small Christian sect near Waco, Texas, resulting in 76 deaths, including 25 children.

This week in history: April 9-15

9 April 2018

25 years ago: Riots erupt after ANC leader assassinated in South Africa On April 10, 1993, Chris Hani, head of the Communist Party of South Africa and the Umkhonto we Sizwe militia arm of the African National Congress, was gunned down outside his home in the racially-mixed suburb of Boksburg.

This week in history: April 2-8

2 April 2018

25 years ago: Clinton-Yeltsin summit works out plan for selloff of Russian economy In an April 4, 1993 summit held in Vancouver, US President Bill Clinton offered strong political support to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as well as more than $1 billion in aid in exchange for the guarantees on the plunder of what remained of the social wealth of the Soviet Union.

This week in history: March 26-April 1

26 March 2018

25 years ago: Electoral disaster for Mitterrand and French Socialist PartyElections held on March 28 and March 21, 1993 for the French National Assembly delivered a shattering blow to the Socialist Party (PS) of President François Mitterrand.

This week in history: March 19-25

19 March 2018

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This week in history: March 12-18

12 March 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 5-11

5 March 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 26-March 4

26 February 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 19-25

19 February 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 12-18

12 February 2018

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5 February 2018

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This week in history: January 29-February 4

29 January 2018

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This week in history: January 22-28

22 January 2018

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This week in history: January 15-21

15 January 2018

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This week in history: February 13-19

13 February 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 6-12

6 February 2017

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This week in history: January 30-February 5

30 January 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 23-29

23 January 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 16-22

16 January 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 26-January 1

28 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 19-25

19 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 12-18

12 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 5-11

5 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 28-December 4

28 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 21-27

21 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 14-20

14 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 7-13

7 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 31-November 6

31 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 24-30

24 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 17-23

17 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 10-16

10 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 3-9

3 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 19-25

19 September 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 12-18

12 September 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 5-11

5 September 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 29-September 4

29 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 22-28

22 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 15-21

15 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 8-14

8 August 2016

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This week in history: August 1-7

1 August 2016

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This week in history: July 25-31

25 July 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 18-24

18 July 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 11-17

11 July 2016

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This week in history: July 4-10

4 July 2016

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This week in history: June 27-July 3

27 June 2016

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This week in history: June 20-26

20 June 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 13-19

13 June 2016

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This week in history: June 6-12

6 June 2016

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This week in history: May 30—June 5

30 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 23-29

23 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 16-22

16 May 2016

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This week in history: May 9-15

9 May 2016

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This week in history: May 2-8

2 May 2016

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This week in history: April 25-May 1

25 April 2016

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This week in history: April 18-24

18 April 2016

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This week in history: April 11-17

11 April 2016

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This week in history: April 4-10

4 April 2016

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This week in history: March 28-April 3

28 March 2016

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This week in history: March 21-27

21 March 2016

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This week in history: March 14-20

14 March 2016

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This week in history: March 7-13

7 March 2016

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This week in history: February 29-March 6

29 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 22-28

22 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 15-21

15 February 2016

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This week in history: February 8-14

8 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 1-7

1 February 2016

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This week in history: January 25-31

25 January 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 18-24

18 January 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 11-17

11 January 2016

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This week in history: January 4-10

4 January 2016

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This week in history: December 28-January 3

28 December 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 21-27

21 December 2015

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This week in history: December 14-20

14 December 2015

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This week in history: December 7-13

7 December 2015

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This week in history: November 30-December 6

30 November 2015

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This week in history: November 23-29

23 November 2015

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This week in history: November 16-22

16 November 2015

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This week in history: November 9-15

9 November 2015

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This week in history: October 26-November 1

26 October 2015

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This week in history: October 19-25

19 October 2015

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This week in history: October 12-18

12 October 2015

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This week in history: October 5-11

5 October 2015

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This week in history: September 28-October 4

28 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 21-27

21 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 14-20

14 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 7-13

7 September 2015

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This week in history: August 31-September 6

31 August 2015

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This week in history: August 24-30

24 August 2015

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This week in history: August 17-23

17 August 2015

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This week in history: August 10-16

10 August 2015

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This week in history: August 3-9

3 August 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.