Today in History: October 12, China Arrests “Gang of Four”
OnOct. 12, 1976, it was blazoned in China that Hua Guofeng had been named to succeed the late Mao Zedong as president of the Communist Party; it was also blazoned that Mao’s widow and three others, known as the “ Gang of Four, ” had been arrested.
On This Date
In 1492( according to the Old Style timetable), Christopher Columbus ’ passage arrived in the present- day Bahamas.
In 1792, the first recordedU.S. festivity of Columbus Day was held to mark the tricentennial of Christopher Columbus ’ wharf.
In 1870, General RobertE. Lee failed in Lexington, Virginia, at age 63.
In 1933, bank purloiner John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed the sheriff, Jess Sarber.
In 1971, the gemstone pieces “ Jesus Christ Superstar ” opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon Nominated House Nonage Leader GeraldR. Ford of Michigan To Succeed SpiroT. Agnew As Vice Chairman.
In 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army lemon exploded at a hostel in Brighton, England, killing five people.
In 1986, the superpower meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, ended in stalemate, with President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader MikhailS. Gorbachev unfit to agree on arms control or a date for a full- fledged peak in the United States.
In 2000, 17 Mariners Were Killed in a Self-Murder Lemon Attack on the Destroyer USS Cole in Yemen (Gang of four)
In 2002, losers criticized on al- Qaida– linked zealots destroyed a café on the Indonesian islet of Bali, killing 202 people, including 88 Australians and seven Americans.
In 2007, former Vice President Al Gore and theU.N. ‘s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize for sounding the alarm over global warming.
In 2011, a Nigerian al- Qaida operative contended shamefaced to trying to bring down a jetliner with a lemon in his undergarments; Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab( OO ’- mahr fah- tenderfoot ’ ahb- DOOL ’- moo- TAH ’- lahb) defiantly told a civil judge in Detroit that he’d acted in retribution for the payoff of Muslims worldwide.
Ten times ago Thousands of sympathizers and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi disaccorded in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in the first similar violence since Morsi took office further than three months before. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering peace on a mainland long destroyed by war.
One time ago The New Jersey Nets said Kyrie Irving couldn’t play or exercise with them until he could be a full party; New York City needed professional athletes to be vaccinated against COVID- 19 in order to play or exercise in public venues.( Irving would be allowed to return the platoon for out- of- city games in January 2022, and for home games two months latterly.)
The head of the Chicago police officers union called on its members to defy the megacity’s demand to report their COVID- 19 vaccination status or be placed on overdue leave. The Boeing Co. told workers they must be vaccinated against COVID- 19 or conceivably be fired.
Florida issued its first forfeiture to a county that it said had violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine authorizations; Leon County was fined$3.5 million.