This Week in History

This week in history: April 16-22

16 April 2018

25 years ago: FBI raid in Waco, Texas, kills 76 On April 19, 1993, US Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a military-style FBI raid on the compound of a small Christian sect near Waco, Texas, resulting in 76 deaths, including 25 children.

This week in history: April 9-15

9 April 2018

25 years ago: Riots erupt after ANC leader assassinated in South Africa On April 10, 1993, Chris Hani, head of the Communist Party of South Africa and the Umkhonto we Sizwe militia arm of the African National Congress, was gunned down outside his home in the racially-mixed suburb of Boksburg.

This week in history: April 2-8

2 April 2018

25 years ago: Clinton-Yeltsin summit works out plan for selloff of Russian economy In an April 4, 1993 summit held in Vancouver, US President Bill Clinton offered strong political support to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as well as more than $1 billion in aid in exchange for the guarantees on the plunder of what remained of the social wealth of the Soviet Union.

This week in history: March 26-April 1

26 March 2018

25 years ago: Electoral disaster for Mitterrand and French Socialist PartyElections held on March 28 and March 21, 1993 for the French National Assembly delivered a shattering blow to the Socialist Party (PS) of President François Mitterrand.

This week in history: March 19-25

19 March 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 12-18

12 March 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 5-11

5 March 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 26-March 4

26 February 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 19-25

19 February 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 12-18

12 February 2018

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5 February 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 29-February 4

29 January 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 22-28

22 January 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 15-21

15 January 2018

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 13-19

13 February 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 6-12

6 February 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 30-February 5

30 January 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 23-29

23 January 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 16-22

16 January 2017

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 26-January 1

28 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 19-25

19 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 12-18

12 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 5-11

5 December 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 28-December 4

28 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 21-27

21 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 14-20

14 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 7-13

7 November 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 31-November 6

31 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 24-30

24 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 17-23

17 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 10-16

10 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 3-9

3 October 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 19-25

19 September 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 12-18

12 September 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 5-11

5 September 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 29-September 4

29 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 22-28

22 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 15-21

15 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 8-14

8 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 1-7

1 August 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 25-31

25 July 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 18-24

18 July 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 11-17

11 July 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 4-10

4 July 2016

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This week in history: June 27-July 3

27 June 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 20-26

20 June 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 13-19

13 June 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 6-12

6 June 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 30—June 5

30 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 23-29

23 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 16-22

16 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 9-15

9 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: May 2-8

2 May 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: April 25-May 1

25 April 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: April 18-24

18 April 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: April 11-17

11 April 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: April 4-10

4 April 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 28-April 3

28 March 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 21-27

21 March 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 14-20

14 March 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: March 7-13

7 March 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 29-March 6

29 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 22-28

22 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 15-21

15 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 8-14

8 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: February 1-7

1 February 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 25-31

25 January 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 18-24

18 January 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 11-17

11 January 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: January 4-10

4 January 2016

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 28-January 3

28 December 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 21-27

21 December 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 14-20

14 December 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: December 7-13

7 December 2015

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This week in history: November 30-December 6

30 November 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 23-29

23 November 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: November 16-22

16 November 2015

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This week in history: November 9-15

9 November 2015

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This week in history: October 26-November 1

26 October 2015

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This week in history: October 19-25

19 October 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 12-18

12 October 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: October 5-11

5 October 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 28-October 4

28 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 21-27

21 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 14-20

14 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: September 7-13

7 September 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 31-September 6

31 August 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 24-30

24 August 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 17-23

17 August 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: August 10-16

10 August 2015

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This week in history: August 3-9

3 August 2015

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This week in history: July 27-August 2

27 July 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 20-26

20 July 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 13-19

13 July 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: July 6-12

6 July 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 29-July 5

29 June 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 22-28

22 June 2015

25 years ago: US space program hit by twin debacles25 years ago:

This week in history: June 15-21

15 June 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 8-14

8 June 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

This week in history: June 1-7

1 June 2015

This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.