Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Today in History....March 21

On this day in …

* 1804, the French civil code, or the "Code Napoleon" as it was later called, was adopted

* 1907, U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect American lives and interests in the wake of political violence

* 1946, the United Nations set up temporary headquarters at Hunter College in New York

* 1957, President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan began a four-day conference in Bermuda

* 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

* 1979, the Egyptian Parliament unanimously approved a peace treaty with Israel

* 1997, President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin wrapped up their summit in Helsinki, Finland, still deadlocked over NATO expansion, but able to agree on slashing nuclear weapons arsenals. ALSO: A practitioner of that "religion of peace" blew himself up in Tel Aviv, killing three Israeli women

* 2006, President Bush predicted American forces would remain in Iraq for years and that it would be up to a future president to decide when to bring them all home


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