(nil): Panageas, Andreas J (N-Superior Design) (andreas.j.panageas(@)lmco.com)
Ημερομηνία: Δευ 22 Μάι 2000 - 20:59:58 EEST
By United Press International
Today is Monday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2000 with 223 to
The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
The morning stars are Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
The evening stars are Mercury and Mars.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include German
composer Richard Wagner in 1813; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock
Holmes, in 1859; actor Sir Laurence Olivier in 1907; pioneering jazz
musician Sun Ra (born Herman Blount) in 1914; critic Judith Crist in 1922
(age 78); French singer Charles Aznavour in 1924 (age 76); composer Peter
Nero in 1934 (age 66); actor/director Richard Benjamin in 1938 (age 62);
actors Michael Sarrazin in 1940 (age 60) and Paul Winfield in 1941 (age 59);
and model Naomi Campbell in 1970 (age 30).
On this date in history:
In 334 B.C., Alexander the Great defeated Persian King Darius III at
In 1868, seven members of the Reno gang stole $98,000 from a railway car at
Marshfield, Ind. It was the original "Great Train Robbery."
In 1924, the discovery of the body of Bobby Franks, 13, of Chicago led to
the arrest of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. They were sentenced to 99
years in prison for the so-called "thrill killing."
In 1987, a tornado flattened Saragosa, Texas, population 185, killing 29
residents and injuring 121.
In 1991, Soviet President Gorbachev asked the world's industrialized nations
for $100 billion in economic loans and grants to bolster the Soviet economy.
In 1992, Johnny Carson ended his nearly 30-year career as host of "The
Tonight Show" with what NBC said was the highest-rated late-night TV show
In 1993, France, Great Britain, Russia, Spain and the United States approved
a joint policy calling for a negotiated settlement of the war in Bosnia.
However, the Muslim president of Bosnia rejected negotiations the next day.
In 1994, a tougher U.N.-approved economic embargo against Haiti took effect.
In 1998, a federal judge ruled that members of the U.S. Secret Service could
be required to testify before a grand jury investigating President Clinton's
relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Also in 1998, voters in Ireland and Northern Ireland approved a plan to
bring peace to violence-torn Ulster.
A thought for the day: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Character is higher than
Copyright 2000 by United Press International.
All rights reserved.
Andreas J Panageas
Senior Staff Design Engineer
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space
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