3/16/14

Versailles Treaty Broken, William Buckley Kidnapped, Terry Anderson Hostage

On this day: March 16
Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty (1935)

William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity (1984)

Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut (1985)

Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust (1998)

Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American woman involved with the International Solidarity Movement, is killed trying to prevent a Palestinian home from being destroyed by a bulldozer in Rafah (2003)

b: James Petrillo (1892), Mike Mansfield (1903), Óscar Ramírez (1953); d: Kamal Jumblatt (1977)
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