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#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): (I've Had) The Time of My Life--Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (5th week at #1)
Iran and Iraq began firing missiles at each other's capital.
A strike against the regime of Gen. Manuel Noriega began in Panama. It was widely supported, at least in Panama City.
South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu was among 100 clergymen who were arrested during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town.
New Democratic Member of Parliament Svend Robinson (Burnaby) became the first member of Canada's House of Commons to come out of the closet and admit his homosexuality.
Economics and finance
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 2071.62, its highest level since prices had plunged on October 19, 1987.
Henry Ward Beecher, on the 205th anniversary of his birth - If anybody could be called a patron saint of Brooklyn, one of the nominees would be Henry Ward Beecher, born The post Henry Ward Beecher, on the 205th an...
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