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Saturday, April 29, 2000


We are proposing these remedies because the law was broken -- as Judge Jackson concluded so powerfully -- and because the violations seriously harmed consumers and competition.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, head of the Microsoft working group of 19 states, after the U.S. Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general asked a federal court Friday to split the computer giant into two separate companies.


today's events

  • Taiwan celebrates Cheng Cheng Kung Landing Day, commemorating the arrival of Ming Dynasty loyalist Cheng Cheng Kung, who ousted Dutch occupiers from the island.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori are expected to hold their first meeting.
  • The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta is held in Carbondale, Illinois.

on the horizon

  • On Sunday, April 30, the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam conflict is reached.
  • On Monday, May 1, May Day, also known as Labor Day, is observed as a workers' holiday in many countries.
  • On Tuesday, May 2, Holocaust Day, a memorial to Jews killed during World War II, is observed as established by Israel's Knesset.
  • On Wednesday, May 3, the trial of two Libyans accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 is expected to begin.


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  • Tennis player Andre Agassi is 30.
  • Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 43.
  • Editor Robert Gottlieb is 69.
  • Actress Uma Thurman is 30.

on this day

  • In 1916, the Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists who had seized control of the city's General Post Office surrendered to British authorities.
  • In 1945, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, where tens of thousands of people had perished. That same day, in a Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun and designated Adm. Karl Doenitz his successor.
  • In 1946, 28 former Japanese leaders were indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.
  • In 1974, President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of some of the secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.
  • In 1981, truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England during a five-year period.
  • In 1983, Harold Washington was sworn in as the first black mayor of Chicago.
  • In 1992, rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley acquitted four police officers of almost all state charges in the beating of motorist Rodney King.


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