Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.
He was an outspoken advocate for the poor who was martyred in 1980.
On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.
Experts speculate that large pieces are destroyed for the benefit of the cameras, while more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.
Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.
The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War.
The U.S. invasion was justified as protecting American lives. Within days, this was changed to "preventing a Communist takeover."
This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.